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Principal Engineer Salaries in San Francisco, CA Area

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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)
    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: $116K - $149K
    2 salaries
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    $116K - $149K
    $116K$149K
    Salesforce
    $158,785/yr
    Range: $128K - $192K
    2 salaries
    About
    $128K - $192K
    $128K$192K
    AOL
    $163,586/yr
    Range: $158K - $170K
    2 salaries
    About
    $158K - $170K
    $158K$170K
    Zynga
    $153,680/yr
    Range: $128K - $179K
    2 salaries
    About
    $128K - $179K
    $128K$179K
    Aspect Software
    $96,091/yr
    Range: $89K - $103K
    2 salaries
    About
    $89K - $103K
    $89K$103K
    Exponent
    $198,124/yr
    Range: $181K - $213K
    2 salaries
    About
    $181K - $213K
    $181K$213K
    Cavium
    $147,581/yr
    Range: $141K - $153K
    2 salaries
    About
    $141K - $153K
    $141K$153K
    GREE International Entertainment
    $171,400/yr
    Range: $157K - $186K
    2 salaries
    About
    $157K - $186K
    $157K$186K
    KIXEYE
    $152,400/yr
    Range: $147K - $158K
    2 salaries
    About
    $147K - $158K
    $147K$158K
    Amazon
    $140,911/yr
    Range: $136K - $146K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $136K - $146K
    $136K$146K
    Cisco Systems
    $234,437/yr
    Range: $224K - $244K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $224K - $244K
    $224K$244K
    Macy's
    $119,490/yr
    Range: $115K - $125K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $115K - $125K
    $115K$125K
    GE
    $131,933/yr
    Range: $126K - $136K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $126K - $136K
    $126K$136K

    Recent Salary Reports

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

    $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
    $185,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $185,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $62k cash bonus
    $40k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Subsidiary or Business Segment
    $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
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