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Principal Engineer Salaries in San Jose, CA

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5,333 SalariesUpdated Dec 6, 2017
Average Base Pay
$144,400/yr
33% above national average
Not enough reports to show salary distribution
$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)
    Company
    Average Base Salaries in (USD)
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    Western Digital
    $113,331/yr
    Range: $105K - $122K
    4 salaries
    $113,331
    $105K$122K
    SSL
    $164,269/yr
    Range: $150K - $175K
    4 salaries
    $164,269
    $150K$175K
    QLogic
    $142,497/yr
    Range: $130K - $154K
    4 salaries
    $142,497
    $130K$154K
    Big Switch Networks
    $167,849/yr
    Range: $161K - $176K
    2 salaries
    About
    $161K - $176K
    $161K$176K
    Amazon
    $167,643/yr
    Range: $161K - $176K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $161K - $176K
    $161K$176K
    Hewlett-Packard
    $165,609/yr
    Range: $158K - $172K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $158K - $172K
    $158K$172K
    Verizon
    $150,598/yr
    Range: $146K - $157K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $146K - $157K
    $146K$157K

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    Hewlett Packard Enterprise | HPE
    $175,867/yr
    Range: $168K - $182K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $168K - $182K
    $168K$182K
    VMware
    $217,846/yr
    Range: $208K - $226K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $208K - $226K
    $208K$226K
    TIBCO Software
    $146,362/yr
    Range: $140K - $153K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $140K - $153K
    $140K$153K
    SSL
    $75/hr
    Range: $72 - $78
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $72 - $78
    hourly
    $72$78
    Playdom
    $187,384/yr
    Range: $182K - $195K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $182K - $195K
    $182K$195K
    Intellectual Ventures
    $186,576/yr
    Range: $179K - $193K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $179K - $193K
    $179K$193K
    Netskope
    $154,367/yr
    Range: $147K - $160K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $147K - $160K
    $147K$160K
    Pluribus Networks
    $249,533/yr
    Range: $239K - $259K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $239K - $259K
    $239K$259K
    Veodia
    $82,124/yr
    Range: $79K - $85K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $79K - $85K
    $79K$85K
    TIBCO Software
    $130,274/yr
    Range: $106K - $170K
    18 salaries
    $130,274
    $106K$170K
    Symantec
    $130,082/yr
    Range: $116K - $147K
    15 salaries
    $130,082
    $116K$147K
    Microsoft
    $177,222/yr
    Range: $155K - $198K
    5 salaries
    $177,222
    $155K$198K
    Symantec
    $135,343/yr
    Range: $130K - $146K
    5 salaries
    $135,343
    $130K$146K

    Recent Salary Reports

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

    $190,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $190,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $20k cash bonus
    $20k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $135,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $135,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $245,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $245,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    501 to 1000 employees
    Company - Private
    $146,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $146,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $40k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $145,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $145,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $12k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Private
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