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Principal Engineer Salaries in San Jose, CA Area

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Average Base Pay
$167,079/yr
31% above national average
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$133K
Low
$167K
Average
$210K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$11,462
Range$2,324 - $34,910
How much does a Principal Engineer make in San Jose, CA?

The average salary for a Principal Engineer is $167,079 in San Jose, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 3,911 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Engineer employees in San Jose, CA.

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    Average Base Salaries in (USD)
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    Average Base Salaries in (USD)
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    Synopsys
    $200,000/yr
    Range: $190K - $205K
    6 salaries
    $200,000/yr
    $190K$205K
    Intuit
    $201,092/yr
    Range: $160K - $258K
    5 salaries
    $201,092/yr
    $160K$258K
    QLogic
    $145,744/yr
    Range: $134K - $158K
    5 salaries
    $145,744/yr
    $134K$158K
    Pinnacle Systems
    $129,075/yr
    Range: $129K - $129K
    3 salaries
    $129,075/yr
    $129K$129K
    Symantec
    $148,998/yr
    Range: $142K - $156K
    2 salaries
    About
    $142K - $156K
    $142K$156K
    Alcatel-Lucent
    $158,750/yr
    Range: $143K - $177K
    2 salaries
    About
    $143K - $177K
    $143K$177K
    AREVA
    $142,141/yr
    Range: $138K - $147K
    2 salaries
    About
    $138K - $147K
    $138K$147K

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    Bytemobile
    $130,438/yr
    Range: $123K - $138K
    2 salaries
    About
    $123K - $138K
    $123K$138K
    Yahoo
    $121,920/yr
    Range: $118K - $127K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $118K - $127K
    $118K$127K
    Johnson & Johnson
    $152,839/yr
    Range: $146K - $158K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $146K - $158K
    $146K$158K
    AOL
    $104,878/yr
    Range: $102K - $110K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $102K - $110K
    $102K$110K
    Western Digital
    $105,982/yr
    Range: $102K - $111K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $102K - $111K
    $102K$111K
    Red Hat
    $190,000/yr
    Range: $183K - $198K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $183K - $198K
    $183K$198K
    Microsemi
    $184,897/yr
    Range: $176K - $192K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $176K - $192K
    $176K$192K
    Tintri
    $215,000/yr
    Range: $206K - $222K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $206K - $222K
    $206K$222K
    Mirantis
    $126,348/yr
    Range: $122K - $131K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $122K - $131K
    $122K$131K
    OpenTV
    $164,998/yr
    Range: $159K - $172K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $159K - $172K
    $159K$172K
    Quixey
    $175,000/yr
    Range: $169K - $184K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $169K - $184K
    $169K$184K
    Vernier Networks
    $156,687/yr
    Range: $150K - $163K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $150K - $163K
    $150K$163K
    Sicortex
    $134,708/yr
    Range: $129K - $139K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $129K - $139K
    $129K$139K

    Recent Salary Reports

    Below are the most recent Principal Engineer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

    $130,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $130,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    5-7 years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $175,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $175,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    5-7 years experience
    Full-time
     
    1001 to 5000 employees
    Company - Public
    $133,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $133,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $130,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $130,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $3k cash bonus
    $3k stock bonus
    $2k profit sharing
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
    1001 to 5000 employees
     
    Company - Public
    $256,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $256,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $185k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
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