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Principal Engineer Salaries in San Jose, CA Area

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Average Base Pay
$167,079/yr
31% above national average
Not enough reports to show salary distribution
$133K
Low
$167K
Average
$210K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$11,462
Range$2,324 - $34,910
How much does a Principal Engineer make in San Jose, CA?

The average salary for a Principal Engineer is $167,079 in San Jose, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 3,911 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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    High
    Western Digital
    $105,143/yr
    Range: $81K - $150K
    49 salaries
    $105,143/yr
    $81K$150K
    Broadcom
    $148,945/yr
    Range: $123K - $176K
    38 salaries
    $148,945/yr
    $123K$176K
    Cisco Systems
    $193,393/yr
    Range: $135K - $215K
    34 salaries
    $193,393/yr
    $135K$215K
    Yahoo
    $163,747/yr
    Range: $130K - $177K
    22 salaries
    $163,747/yr
    $130K$177K
    Intel Corporation
    $196,311/yr
    Range: $159K - $230K
    21 salaries
    $196,311/yr
    $159K$230K
    Xilinx
    $194,028/yr
    Range: $165K - $217K
    17 salaries
    $194,028/yr
    $165K$217K
    Qualcomm
    $191,211/yr
    Range: $175K - $230K
    16 salaries
    $191,211/yr
    $175K$230K

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    Emulex
    $149,013/yr
    Range: $136K - $165K
    14 salaries
    $149,013/yr
    $136K$165K
    Oracle
    $138,000/yr
    Range: $132K - $195K
    13 salaries
    $138,000/yr
    $132K$195K
    NVIDIA
    $230,000/yr
    Range: $180K - $247K
    13 salaries
    $230,000/yr
    $180K$247K
    Synopsys
    $195,586/yr
    Range: $184K - $205K
    11 salaries
    $195,586/yr
    $184K$205K
    Avago Technologies
    $150,000/yr
    Range: $136K - $185K
    11 salaries
    $150,000/yr
    $136K$185K
    QLogic
    $145,744/yr
    Range: $130K - $158K
    9 salaries
    $145,744/yr
    $130K$158K
    Apache Design
    $102,721/yr
    Range: $99K - $126K
    9 salaries
    $102,721/yr
    $99K$126K
    Ericsson-Worldwide
    $180,000/yr
    Range: $170 - $195K
    9 salaries
    $180,000/yr
    $170$195K
    Rambus
    $161,506/yr
    Range: $140K - $177K
    8 salaries
    $161,506/yr
    $140K$177K
    Altera
    $187,980/yr
    Range: $171K - $201K
    7 salaries
    $187,980/yr
    $171K$201K
    ANSYS
    $121,920/yr
    Range: $108K - $165K
    7 salaries
    $121,920/yr
    $108K$165K
    Huawei Technologies
    $202,027/yr
    Range: $168K - $230K
    7 salaries
    $202,027/yr
    $168K$230K
    LSI
    $156,037/yr
    Range: $112K - $168K
    6 salaries
    $156,037/yr
    $112K$168K

    Recent Salary Reports

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

    $130,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $130,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    5-7 years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $175,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $175,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    5-7 years experience
    Full-time
     
    1001 to 5000 employees
    Company - Public
    $133,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $133,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $130,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $130,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $3k cash bonus
    $3k stock bonus
    $2k profit sharing
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
    1001 to 5000 employees
     
    Company - Public
    $256,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $256,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $185k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
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