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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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    SSL
    $165,415/yr
    Range: $150K - $175K
    5 salaries
    $165,415
    $150K$175K
    Western Digital
    $113,331/yr
    Range: $105K - $122K
    4 salaries
    $113,331
    $105K$122K
    QLogic
    $142,497/yr
    Range: $130K - $154K
    4 salaries
    $142,497
    $130K$154K
    Big Switch Networks
    $167,414/yr
    Range: $161K - $178K
    2 salaries
    About
    $161K - $178K
    $161K$178K
    Amazon
    $168,881/yr
    Range: $162K - $174K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $162K - $174K
    $162K$174K
    Hewlett-Packard
    $165,205/yr
    Range: $158K - $171K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $158K - $171K
    $158K$171K
    Verizon
    $150,169/yr
    Range: $146K - $157K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $146K - $157K
    $146K$157K

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    Hewlett Packard Enterprise | HPE
    $174,451/yr
    Range: $169K - $183K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $169K - $183K
    $169K$183K
    VMware
    $216,337/yr
    Range: $206K - $226K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $206K - $226K
    $206K$226K
    TIBCO Software
    $147,894/yr
    Range: $141K - $152K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $141K - $152K
    $141K$152K
    SSL
    $75/hr
    Range: $72 - $77
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $72 - $77
    hourly
    $72$77
    Playdom
    $187,291/yr
    Range: $179K - $194K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $179K - $194K
    $179K$194K
    Intellectual Ventures
    $185,177/yr
    Range: $178K - $192K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $178K - $192K
    $178K$192K
    Netskope
    $154,706/yr
    Range: $149K - $162K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $149K - $162K
    $149K$162K
    Pluribus Networks
    $250,256/yr
    Range: $241K - $261K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $241K - $261K
    $241K$261K
    Veodia
    $82,874/yr
    Range: $80K - $86K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $80K - $86K
    $80K$86K
    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
    $15k cash bonus
    $10k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $122,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $122,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $16k cash bonus
    $6k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    8-10 years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $230,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $230,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $100k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $125,580
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $125,580 per year
    Additional Pay
    $20k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    3-4 years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $190,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $190,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    501 to 1000 employees
    Company - Private
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