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Principal Engineer Salaries in San Jose, CA

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5,273 SalariesUpdated Nov 9, 2017
Average Base Pay
$151,372/yr
32% above national average
Not enough reports to show salary distribution
$117K
Low
$151K
Average
$195K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$10,660
Range$2,189 - $32,144
How much does a Principal Engineer make in San Jose, CA?

The average salary for a Principal Engineer is $151,372 in San Jose, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 5,273 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Engineer employees in San Jose, CA.

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    Average Base Salary in (USD)
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    Western Digital
    $113,331/yr
    4 salaries
    $113,331/yr
    $105K$122K
    Space Systems/Loral
    $164,269/yr
    4 salaries
    $164,269/yr
    $150K$175K
    $142,497/yr
    $130K$154K
    Big Switch Networks
    $167,450/yr
    2 salaries
    $167,450/yr
    $160K$178K
    Amazon
    $166,766/yr
    1 employee salary or estimate
    $166,766/yr
    $161K$175K
    Hewlett-Packard
    $166,185/yr
    1 employee salary or estimate
    $166,185/yr
    $158K$170K
    Verizon
    $151,239/yr
    1 employee salary or estimate
    $151,239/yr
    $144K$157K

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    VMware
    $216,808/yr
    1 employee salary or estimate
    $216,808/yr
    $210K$226K
    TIBCO Software
    $146,812/yr
    1 employee salary or estimate
    $146,812/yr
    $142K$153K
    Space Systems/Loral
    $75/hr
    1 employee salary or estimate
    $75/hr
    $72$77
    Playdom
    $188,753/yr
    1 employee salary or estimate
    $188,753/yr
    $179K$196K
    Intellectual Ventures
    $185,646/yr
    1 employee salary or estimate
    $185,646/yr
    $177K$191K
    Netskope
    $155,271/yr
    1 employee salary or estimate
    $155,271/yr
    $150K$161K
    Pluribus Networks
    $250,095/yr
    1 employee salary or estimate
    $250,095/yr
    $242K$260K
    Veodia
    $82,210/yr
    1 employee salary or estimate
    $82,210/yr
    $78K$86K
    $130,274/yr
    $106K$170K
    $130,082/yr
    $116K$147K
    $177,222/yr
    $155K$198K
    $135,343/yr
    $130K$146K
    $165,344/yr
    $137K$200K

    Recent Salary Reports

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

    $230,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $230,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $135,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $135,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $50k cash bonus
    $50k stock bonus
    $10k profit sharing
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
    10000+ employees
     
    Company - Public
    $150,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $150,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    5001 to 10000 employees
    Subsidiary or Business Segment
    $250,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $250,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $20k cash bonus
    $20k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    1001 to 5000 employees
    Company - Public
    $246,500
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $246,500 per year
    Additional Pay
    $180k cash bonus
    $120k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
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