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Principal Engineer Salaries in San Jose, CA Area

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Average Base Pay
$144,400/yr
33% above national average
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$111K
Low
$144K
Average
$185K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$10,299
Range$2,128 - $30,946
How much does a Principal Engineer make in San Jose, CA?

The average salary for a Principal Engineer is $144,400 in San Jose, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 5,333 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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    Synopsys
    $200,000/yr
    Range: $190K - $205K
    6 salaries
    $200,000/yr
    $190K$205K
    QLogic
    $145,744/yr
    Range: $134K - $158K
    5 salaries
    $145,744/yr
    $134K$158K
    Intuit
    $195,296/yr
    Range: $160K - $213K
    4 salaries
    $195,296/yr
    $160K$213K
    Pinnacle Systems
    $129,075/yr
    Range: $129K - $129K
    3 salaries
    $129,075/yr
    $129K$129K
    Symantec
    $148,998/yr
    Range: $143K - $157K
    2 salaries
    About
    $143K - $157K
    $143K$157K
    Alcatel-Lucent
    $158,750/yr
    Range: $144K - $175K
    2 salaries
    About
    $144K - $175K
    $144K$175K
    AREVA
    $142,141/yr
    Range: $137K - $148K
    2 salaries
    About
    $137K - $148K
    $137K$148K

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    Bytemobile
    $130,438/yr
    Range: $122K - $139K
    2 salaries
    About
    $122K - $139K
    $122K$139K
    Yahoo
    $121,920/yr
    Range: $118K - $126K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $118K - $126K
    $118K$126K
    Johnson & Johnson
    $152,839/yr
    Range: $147K - $159K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $147K - $159K
    $147K$159K
    AOL
    $104,878/yr
    Range: $100K - $110K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $100K - $110K
    $100K$110K
    Western Digital
    $105,982/yr
    Range: $103K - $110K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $103K - $110K
    $103K$110K
    Red Hat
    $190,000/yr
    Range: $183K - $196K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $183K - $196K
    $183K$196K
    Microsemi
    $184,897/yr
    Range: $176K - $191K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $176K - $191K
    $176K$191K
    Mirantis
    $126,348/yr
    Range: $121K - $131K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $121K - $131K
    $121K$131K
    OpenTV
    $164,998/yr
    Range: $158K - $171K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $158K - $171K
    $158K$171K
    Quixey
    $175,000/yr
    Range: $169K - $183K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $169K - $183K
    $169K$183K
    Vernier Networks
    $156,687/yr
    Range: $151K - $162K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $151K - $162K
    $151K$162K
    Sicortex
    $134,708/yr
    Range: $129K - $140K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $129K - $140K
    $129K$140K
    Symantec
    $143,740/yr
    Range: $108K - $176K
    146 salaries
    $143,740/yr
    $108K$176K

    Recent Salary Reports

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

    $222,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $222,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $35k cash bonus
    $35k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $205,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $205,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $31k cash bonus
    $44k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    1001 to 5000 employees
    Company - Public
    $190,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $190,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $30k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $10,900
    monthly
    A Principal Engineer reported making $10,900 per month
    Job Highlights
    1-2 years experience
    Full-time
     
    501 to 1000 employees
    Company - Public
    $140,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $140,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $15k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    1-2 years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
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