Principal Software Engineer Salaries in San Jose, CA Area

34,666 SalariesUpdated Sep 25, 2020

Average Base Pay
$144,559 / yr
20% above national average
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Additional Cash Compensation

Average$12,711
Range$3,187 - $30,536

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

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer is $144,559 in San Jose, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 34,666 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Software Engineer employees in San Jose, CA.

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Principal Software Engineer

NortonLifeLock

$152,134/yr

Range: $115K - $187K

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$152,134/yr
$115K$187K

Principal Software Engineer

Yahoo

$176,461/yr

Range: $148K - $223K

97 salaries

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$176,461/yr
$148K$223K

Principal Software Engineer

EMC

$149,274/yr

Range: $113K - $184K

92 salaries

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$149,274/yr
$113K$184K

Principal Software Engineer

Oracle

$150,890/yr

Range: $122K - $208K

80 salaries

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$150,890/yr
$122K$208K

Principal Software Engineer

Broadcom

$153,315/yr

Range: $137K - $176K

65 salaries

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$153,315/yr
$137K$176K

Principal Software Engineer

Cadence Design Systems

$163,787/yr

Range: $138K - $176K

53 salaries

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$163,787/yr
$138K$176K

Principal Software Engineer

eBay

$171,990/yr

Range: $157K - $219K

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Principal Software Engineer

Intuit

$216,913/yr

Range: $183K - $217K

47 salaries

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$216,913/yr
$183K$217K

Principal Software Engineer

Cypress Semiconductor

$170,485/yr

Range: $150K - $170K

38 salaries

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$170,485/yr
$150K$170K

Principal Software Engineer

Dell Technologies

$161,020/yr

Range: $124K - $193K

26 salaries

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$161,020/yr
$124K$193K

Principal Software Engineer

F5

$191,532/yr

Range: $152K - $208K

26 salaries

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$191,532/yr
$152K$208K

Principal Software Engineer

Veritas

$150,046/yr

Range: $34K - $182K

26 salaries

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$150,046/yr
$34K$182K

Principal Software Engineer

Palo Alto Networks

$203,807/yr

Range: $160K - $224K

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$203,807/yr
$160K$224K

Principal Software Engineer

Citrix

$184,442/yr

Range: $143K - $205K

23 salaries

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$184,442/yr
$143K$205K

Principal Software Engineer

Ericsson-Worldwide

$199,886/yr

Range: $169K - $222K

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$199,886/yr
$169K$222K

Principal Software Engineer

PayPal

$190,470/yr

Range: $153K - $257K

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$190,470/yr
$153K$257K

Principal Software Engineer

Motorola Mobility

$154,797/yr

Range: $129K - $178K

15 salaries

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$154,797/yr
$129K$178K

Principal Software Engineer

CommScope

$179,384/yr

Range: $153K - $185K

15 salaries

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$179,384/yr
$153K$185K

Principal Software Engineer

Walmart

$207,853/yr

Range: $192K - $229K

14 salaries

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$207,853/yr
$192K$229K

Principal Software Engineer

Arm

$211,439/yr

Range: $206K - $211K

13 salaries

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$211,439/yr
$206K$211K
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Recent Salary Reports

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$145,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer reported making $145,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$205,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer reported making $205,000 per year
Additional Pay
$20k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$220,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer reported making $220,000 per year
Additional Pay
$40k cash bonus
$60k stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$187,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer reported making $187,000 per year
Additional Pay
$26k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$160,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer reported making $160,000 per year
Additional Pay
$16k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$175,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer reported making $175,000 per year
Additional Pay
$15 cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
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