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Principal Software Engineer Salaries in San Diego, CA Area

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Average Base Pay
$131,601/yr
3% below national average
Not enough reports to show salary distribution
$102K
Low
$132K
Average
$166K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$10,242
Range$2,319 - $26,199
How much does a Principal Software Engineer make in San Diego, CA?

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer is $131,601 in San Diego, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 6,393 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Software 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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    BAE Systems USA
    $133,567/yr
    Range: $111K - $175K
    20 salaries
    $133,567/yr
    $111K$175K
    Broadcom
    $146,180/yr
    Range: $106K - $192K
    16 salaries
    $146,180/yr
    $106K$192K
    CareFusion
    $118,970/yr
    Range: $102K - $168K
    13 salaries
    $118,970/yr
    $102K$168K
    Qualcomm
    $187,212/yr
    Range: $181K - $202K
    11 salaries
    $187,212/yr
    $181K$202K
    Intuit
    $188,119/yr
    Range: $171K - $210K
    7 salaries
    $188,119/yr
    $171K$210K
    BD
    $125,959/yr
    Range: $105K - $153K
    7 salaries
    $125,959/yr
    $105K$153K
    Inseego
    $147,752/yr
    Range: $126K - $153K
    7 salaries
    $147,752/yr
    $126K$153K

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    Hospira
    $130,962/yr
    Range: $131K - $144K
    6 salaries
    $130,962/yr
    $131K$144K
    Cubic
    $147,162/yr
    Range: $128K - $175K
    6 salaries
    $147,162/yr
    $128K$175K
    Oracle
    $133,351/yr
    Range: $132K - $149K
    4 salaries
    $133,351/yr
    $132K$149K
    Websense
    $138,071/yr
    Range: $97K - $166K
    4 salaries
    $138,071/yr
    $97K$166K
    Northrop Grumman
    $114,994/yr
    Range: $104K - $116K
    3 salaries
    $114,994/yr
    $104K$116K
    Cardinal Health
    $145,154/yr
    Range: $114K - $149K
    3 salaries
    $145,154/yr
    $114K$149K
    Mitchell International
    $143,498/yr
    Range: $134K - $150K
    3 salaries
    $143,498/yr
    $134K$150K
    Hughes Systique
    $90,564/yr
    Range: $91K - $91K
    3 salaries
    $90,564/yr
    $91K$91K
    Raytheon
    $132,353/yr
    Range: $119K - $148K
    2 salaries
    About
    $119K - $148K
    $119K$148K
    Yahoo
    $168,552/yr
    Range: $153K - $185K
    2 salaries
    About
    $153K - $185K
    $153K$185K
    Motorola Mobility
    $126,599/yr
    Range: $119K - $133K
    2 salaries
    About
    $119K - $133K
    $119K$133K
    Engility
    $126,962/yr
    Range: $92K - $163K
    2 salaries
    About
    $92K - $163K
    $92K$163K
    CareFusion
    $118,991/yr
    Range: $111K - $127K
    2 salaries
    About
    $111K - $127K
    $111K$127K

    Recent Salary Reports

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

    $162,431
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $162,431 per year
    Additional Pay
    $16k cash bonus
    $9k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $200,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $200,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $50k cash bonus
    $50k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    5-7 years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $180,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $180,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $15k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    1 to 50 employees
    Company - Private
    $175,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $175,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    5001 to 10000 employees
    Company - Public
    $104,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $104,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    3-4 years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
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