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Principal Software Engineer Salaries in San Jose, CA Area

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1,096 SalariesUpdated Apr 15, 2018
Average Base Pay
$146,805/yr
5% above national average
Not enough reports to show salary distribution
$125K
Low
$147K
Average
$174K
High

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How much does a Principal Software Engineer make in San Jose, CA?

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer is $146,805 in San Jose, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 1,096 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Software 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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    eBay
    $154,350/yr
    Range: $132K - $178K
    43 salaries
    $154,350
    $132K$178K
    F5 Networks
    $179,262/yr
    Range: $145K - $196K
    21 salaries
    $179,262
    $145K$196K
    PayPal
    $165,360/yr
    Range: $134K - $235K
    19 salaries
    $165,360
    $134K$235K
    Oracle
    $137,083/yr
    Range: $110K - $168K
    15 salaries
    $137,083
    $110K$168K
    Broadcom
    $149,127/yr
    Range: $135K - $163K
    15 salaries
    $149,127
    $135K$163K
    Ericsson-Worldwide
    $181,888/yr
    Range: $157K - $200K
    15 salaries
    $181,888
    $157K$200K
    Cadence Design Systems
    $140,927/yr
    Range: $127K - $155K
    15 salaries
    $140,927
    $127K$155K

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    Cisco Systems
    $186,889/yr
    Range: $160K - $205K
    9 salaries
    $186,889
    $160K$205K
    Verizon
    $167,750/yr
    Range: $140K - $187K
    6 salaries
    $167,750
    $140K$187K
    Brocade
    $190,752/yr
    Range: $172K - $221K
    6 salaries
    $190,752
    $172K$221K
    Cavium
    $129,347/yr
    Range: $125K - $136K
    5 salaries
    $129,347
    $125K$136K
    Skyera
    $175,768/yr
    Range: $163K - $183K
    5 salaries
    $175,768
    $163K$183K
    HGST
    $141,016/yr
    Range: $131K - $148K
    4 salaries
    $141,016
    $131K$148K
    EMC
    $125,215/yr
    Range: $114K - $135K
    3 salaries
    $125,215
    $114K$135K
    Motorola Mobility
    $136,499/yr
    Range: $129K - $142K
    3 salaries
    $136,499
    $129K$142K
    Emulex
    $145,275/yr
    Range: $136K - $150K
    3 salaries
    $145,275
    $136K$150K
    Xactly Corp.
    $158,333/yr
    Range: $150K - $170K
    3 salaries
    $158,333
    $150K$170K
    Google
    $126,761/yr
    Range: $99K - $157K
    2 salaries
    About
    $99K - $157K
    $99K$157K
    Dell
    $152,316/yr
    Range: $143K - $157K
    2 salaries
    About
    $143K - $157K
    $143K$157K
    Yahoo
    $160,524/yr
    Range: $154K - $167K
    2 salaries
    About
    $154K - $167K
    $154K$167K

    Recent Salary Reports

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

    $193,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $193,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $27k cash bonus
    $36k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $142,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $142,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $15 cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    5-7 years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $180,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $180,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    51 to 200 employees
    Company - Private
    $211,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $211,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $4k cash bonus
    $4k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    501 to 1000 employees
    Company - Private
    $190,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $190,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $10k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
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