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Principal Engineer Salaries in San Francisco, CA Area

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Average Base Pay
$157,562/yr
24% above national average
Not enough reports to show salary distribution
$126K
Low
$158K
Average
$201K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$10,198
Range$2,049 - $31,031
How much does a Principal Engineer make in San Francisco, CA?

The average salary for a Principal Engineer is $157,562 in San Francisco, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 2,779 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Engineer employees in San Francisco, CA.

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    Average Base Salaries in (USD)
    Company
    Average Base Salaries in (USD)
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    Western Digital
    $105,201/yr
    Range: $103K - $109K
    16 salaries
    $105,201/yr
    $103K$109K
    Autodesk
    $138,000/yr
    Range: $115K - $171K
    15 salaries
    $138,000/yr
    $115K$171K
    Emulex
    $140,765/yr
    Range: $124K - $156K
    5 salaries
    $140,765/yr
    $124K$156K
    Arcadis
    $135,000/yr
    Range: $125K - $165K
    3 salaries
    $135,000/yr
    $125K$165K
    Samsung Research America
    $191,627/yr
    Range: $137K - $192K
    3 salaries
    $191,627/yr
    $137K$192K
    Apache Design
    $115,430/yr
    Range: $100K - $136K
    3 salaries
    $115,430/yr
    $100K$136K
    Coverity
    $173,854/yr
    Range: $148K - $174K
    3 salaries
    $173,854/yr
    $148K$174K

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    Oracle
    $131,925/yr
    Range: $118K - $149K
    2 salaries
    About
    $118K - $149K
    $118K$149K
    Salesforce
    $158,785/yr
    Range: $126K - $192K
    2 salaries
    About
    $126K - $192K
    $126K$192K
    AOL
    $163,586/yr
    Range: $157K - $170K
    2 salaries
    About
    $157K - $170K
    $157K$170K
    Zynga
    $153,680/yr
    Range: $129K - $182K
    2 salaries
    About
    $129K - $182K
    $129K$182K
    Aspect Software
    $96,091/yr
    Range: $90K - $102K
    2 salaries
    About
    $90K - $102K
    $90K$102K
    Exponent
    $198,124/yr
    Range: $183K - $213K
    2 salaries
    About
    $183K - $213K
    $183K$213K
    Cavium
    $147,581/yr
    Range: $143K - $152K
    2 salaries
    About
    $143K - $152K
    $143K$152K
    GREE International Entertainment
    $171,400/yr
    Range: $160K - $186K
    2 salaries
    About
    $160K - $186K
    $160K$186K
    KIXEYE
    $152,400/yr
    Range: $146K - $157K
    2 salaries
    About
    $146K - $157K
    $146K$157K
    Amazon
    $140,911/yr
    Range: $134K - $146K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $134K - $146K
    $134K$146K
    Macy's
    $119,490/yr
    Range: $114K - $124K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $114K - $124K
    $114K$124K
    Cisco Systems
    $234,437/yr
    Range: $224K - $242K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $224K - $242K
    $224K$242K
    GE
    $131,933/yr
    Range: $126K - $138K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $126K - $138K
    $126K$138K

    Recent Salary Reports

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

    $13,000
    monthly
    A Principal Engineer reported making $13,000 per month
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $200,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $200,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    1001 to 5000 employees
    Company - Private
    $150,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $150,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    1 to 50 employees
    Company - Private
    $120,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $120,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $122,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $122,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    1-2 years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
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