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Principal Engineer Salaries in San Diego, CA Area

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Average Base Pay
$131,817/yr
14% above national average
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$102K
Low
$132K
Average
$172K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$8,883
Range$1,890 - $26,129
How much does a Principal Engineer make in San Diego, CA?

The average salary for a Principal Engineer is $131,817 in San Diego, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 2,107 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Engineer employees in San Diego, CA.

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    Average Base Salaries in (USD)
    Company
    Average Base Salaries in (USD)
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    Qualcomm
    $196,654/yr
    Range: $153K - $223K
    33 salaries
    $196,654/yr
    $153K$223K
    Broadcom
    $145,374/yr
    Range: $123K - $154K
    15 salaries
    $145,374/yr
    $123K$154K
    Solar Turbines
    $113,698/yr
    Range: $100K - $136K
    10 salaries
    $113,698/yr
    $100K$136K
    Hospira
    $118,599/yr
    Range: $112K - $127K
    8 salaries
    $118,599/yr
    $112K$127K
    L3 Technologies
    $141,227/yr
    Range: $137K - $160K
    3 salaries
    $141,227/yr
    $137K$160K
    Nokia
    $152,091/yr
    Range: $140K - $153K
    3 salaries
    $152,091/yr
    $140K$153K
    CareFusion
    $108,879/yr
    Range: $106K - $110K
    3 salaries
    $108,879/yr
    $106K$110K

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    Dexcom
    $153,184/yr
    Range: $150K - $163K
    3 salaries
    $153,184/yr
    $150K$163K
    Illumina
    $186,284/yr
    Range: $172K - $203K
    2 salaries
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    $172K - $203K
    $172K$203K
    Hamilton Sundstrand
    $136,323/yr
    Range: $128K - $145K
    2 salaries
    About
    $128K - $145K
    $128K$145K
    Tech Vulcan
    $158,632/yr
    Range: $131K - $190K
    2 salaries
    About
    $131K - $190K
    $131K$190K
    PROMEDIA TELECOM
    $145,403/yr
    Range: $110K - $185K
    2 salaries
    About
    $110K - $185K
    $110K$185K
    Oracle
    $42/hr
    Range: $41 - $44
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $41 - $44
    hourly
    $41$44
    Cisco Systems
    $168,956/yr
    Range: $162K - $175K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $162K - $175K
    $162K$175K
    Google
    $200,314/yr
    Range: $194K - $209K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $194K - $209K
    $194K$209K
    Intuit
    $186,768/yr
    Range: $179K - $193K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $179K - $193K
    $179K$193K
    BAE Systems USA
    $113,248/yr
    Range: $108K - $118K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $108K - $118K
    $108K$118K
    SAIC
    $134,829/yr
    Range: $130K - $139K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $130K - $139K
    $130K$139K
    Pfizer
    $143,683/yr
    Range: $138K - $149K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $138K - $149K
    $138K$149K
    UC San Diego
    $160,251/yr
    Range: $155K - $167K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $155K - $167K
    $155K$167K

    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
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    5001 to 10000 employees
    Company - Private
    $183,255
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $183,255 per year
    Additional Pay
    $30k cash bonus
    $50k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $203,107
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $203,107 per year
    Additional Pay
    $30k cash bonus
    $100k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $209,990
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $209,990 per year
    Additional Pay
    $40k cash bonus
    $90k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $203,616
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $203,616 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
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