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Principal Engineer Salaries in San Francisco, CA Area

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3,333 SalariesUpdated May 20, 2018
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Average Base Pay
$134,367/yr
23% above national average
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$103K
Low
$134K
Average
$177K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$9,103
Range$1,865 - $27,303
How much does a Principal Engineer make in San Francisco, CA?

The average salary for a Principal Engineer is $134,367 in San Francisco, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 3,333 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Engineer employees in San Francisco, CA.

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    Average Base Salaries in (USD)
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    Western Digital
    $105,298/yr
    Range: $103K - $109K
    16 salaries
    $105,298
    $103K$109K
    Autodesk
    $141,383/yr
    Range: $115K - $171K
    15 salaries
    $141,383
    $115K$171K
    Emulex
    $140,627/yr
    Range: $124K - $156K
    5 salaries
    $140,627
    $124K$156K
    Arcadis
    $141,808/yr
    Range: $125K - $165K
    3 salaries
    $141,808
    $125K$165K
    Samsung Research America
    $173,377/yr
    Range: $137K - $192K
    3 salaries
    $173,377
    $137K$192K
    Apache Design
    $116,977/yr
    Range: $100K - $136K
    3 salaries
    $116,977
    $100K$136K
    Coverity
    $165,402/yr
    Range: $148K - $174K
    3 salaries
    $165,402
    $148K$174K

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    Oracle
    $132,733/yr
    Range: $118K - $147K
    2 salaries
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    $118K - $147K
    $118K$147K
    Salesforce
    $159,260/yr
    Range: $127K - $194K
    2 salaries
    About
    $127K - $194K
    $127K$194K
    AOL
    $164,025/yr
    Range: $158K - $171K
    2 salaries
    About
    $158K - $171K
    $158K$171K
    Zynga
    $154,155/yr
    Range: $128K - $181K
    2 salaries
    About
    $128K - $181K
    $128K$181K
    Aspect Software
    $96,209/yr
    Range: $89K - $102K
    2 salaries
    About
    $89K - $102K
    $89K$102K
    Exponent
    $199,043/yr
    Range: $181K - $215K
    2 salaries
    About
    $181K - $215K
    $181K$215K
    Cavium
    $148,309/yr
    Range: $143K - $152K
    2 salaries
    About
    $143K - $152K
    $143K$152K
    GREE International Entertainment
    $171,992/yr
    Range: $157K - $186K
    2 salaries
    About
    $157K - $186K
    $157K$186K
    KIXEYE
    $152,372/yr
    Range: $147K - $159K
    2 salaries
    About
    $147K - $159K
    $147K$159K
    Amazon
    $141,974/yr
    Range: $136K - $147K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $136K - $147K
    $136K$147K
    Cisco Systems
    $235,490/yr
    Range: $225K - $244K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $225K - $244K
    $225K$244K
    Macy's
    $119,771/yr
    Range: $115K - $124K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $115K - $124K
    $115K$124K
    GE
    $131,143/yr
    Range: $128K - $136K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $128K - $136K
    $128K$136K

    Recent Salary Reports

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

    $110,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $110,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    1001 to 5000 employees
    Company - Private
    $130,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $130,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $3k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $180,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $180,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $36k cash bonus
    $20k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Subsidiary or Business Segment
    $140,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $140,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $140,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $140,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
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