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Principal Engineer Salaries in San Jose, CA

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5,333 SalariesUpdated Feb 15, 2018
Average Base Pay
$144,400/yr
33% above national average
Not enough reports to show salary distribution
$111K
Low
$144K
Average
$185K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$10,299
Range$2,128 - $30,946
How much does a Principal Engineer make in San Jose, CA?

The average salary for a Principal Engineer is $144,400 in San Jose, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 5,333 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Engineer employees in San Jose, CA.

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    Average Base Salaries in (USD)
    Company
    Average Base Salaries in (USD)
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    Western Digital
    $108,306/yr
    Range: $81K - $150K
    43 salaries
    $108,306
    $81K$150K
    Broadcom
    $148,510/yr
    Range: $123K - $172K
    35 salaries
    $148,510
    $123K$172K
    Cisco Systems
    $190,243/yr
    Range: $135K - $215K
    32 salaries
    $190,243
    $135K$215K
    Yahoo
    $158,620/yr
    Range: $130K - $174K
    21 salaries
    $158,620
    $130K$174K
    Intel Corporation
    $195,132/yr
    Range: $159K - $230K
    21 salaries
    $195,132
    $159K$230K
    Xilinx
    $190,506/yr
    Range: $165K - $217K
    18 salaries
    $190,506
    $165K$217K
    Emulex
    $148,066/yr
    Range: $136K - $165K
    14 salaries
    $148,066
    $136K$165K

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    Qualcomm
    $194,644/yr
    Range: $163K - $230K
    13 salaries
    $194,644
    $163K$230K
    Oracle
    $147,605/yr
    Range: $132K - $195K
    12 salaries
    $147,605
    $132K$195K
    NVIDIA
    $219,563/yr
    Range: $180K - $247K
    12 salaries
    $219,563
    $180K$247K
    Synopsys
    $195,395/yr
    Range: $184K - $205K
    11 salaries
    $195,395
    $184K$205K
    Avago Technologies
    $156,028/yr
    Range: $136K - $185K
    11 salaries
    $156,028
    $136K$185K
    QLogic
    $144,833/yr
    Range: $130K - $158K
    9 salaries
    $144,833
    $130K$158K
    Apache Design
    $106,181/yr
    Range: $99K - $126K
    9 salaries
    $106,181
    $99K$126K
    Ericsson-Worldwide
    $157,209/yr
    Range: $170 - $195K
    8 salaries
    $157,209
    $170$195K
    Huawei Technologies
    $193,543/yr
    Range: $168K - $230K
    7 salaries
    $193,543
    $168K$230K
    ANSYS
    $130,079/yr
    Range: $108K - $165K
    7 salaries
    $130,079
    $108K$165K
    Altera
    $186,877/yr
    Range: $171K - $201K
    7 salaries
    $186,877
    $171K$201K
    Rambus
    $155,693/yr
    Range: $140K - $168K
    7 salaries
    $155,693
    $140K$168K
    NetApp
    $192,150/yr
    Range: $170K - $206K
    6 salaries
    $192,150
    $170K$206K

    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
    $20k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $135,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $135,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $245,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $245,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    501 to 1000 employees
    Company - Private
    $146,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $146,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $40k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $145,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $145,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $12k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Private
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