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

Updated May 5, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$165,951 /yr
Average Base Pay

4,207 salaries

$134K

Low

$166K

Average

$205K

High

Additional Cash Compensation
Average$46,317Range$8,264 - $259,579
The average salary for a Staff Software Engineer is $165,951 in San Jose, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 4,207 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Staff Software Engineer employees in San Jose, CA.

Seniority Levels

L4
Staff Software Engineer$165,951 /yr
L5
Principal Software Engineer$173,408 /yr
L6
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Qualcomm
4.1

Qualcomm

Staff Software Engineer

$174,501

 /yr
Range: $157K - $204K
1,782 salaries
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$157K

$204K

$157,404 - $203,830 Range

ServiceNow
4.3

ServiceNow

Staff Software Engineer

$159,534

 /yr
Range: $137K - $196K

$137K

$196K

$137,212 - $195,701 Range

Google
4.5

Google

Staff Software Engineer

$227,374

 /yr
Range: $139K - $327K

$139K

$327K

$139,247 - $326,751 Range

A10 Networks
3.7

A10 Networks

Staff Software Engineer

$148,933

 /yr
Range: $131K - $179K

$131K

$179K

$131,221 - $179,283 Range

Intuit
4.4

Intuit

Staff Software Engineer

$189,417

 /yr
Range: $120K - $236K

$120K

$236K

$119,805 - $235,795 Range

eBay
4

eBay

Staff Software Engineer

$156,900

 /yr
Range: $123K - $227K

$123K

$227K

$123,017 - $227,307 Range

Juniper Networks
3.9

Juniper Networks

Staff Software Engineer

$164,614

 /yr
Range: $114K - $223K

$114K

$223K

$114,298 - $223,306 Range

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LinkedIn
4.4

LinkedIn

Staff Software Engineer

$210,260

 /yr
Range: $54K - $282K

$54K

$282K

$54,094 - $281,989 Range

PayPal
4.1

PayPal

Staff Software Engineer

$154,376

 /yr
Range: $130K - $222K

$130K

$222K

$130,403 - $221,606 Range

IBM
3.9

IBM

Staff Software Engineer

$124,240

 /yr
Range: $13K - $178K

$13K

$178K

$12,594 - $178,082 Range

Palo Alto Networks
3.9

Palo Alto Networks

Staff Software Engineer

$139,705

 /yr
Range: $112K - $197K

$112K

$197K

$112,206 - $196,622 Range

Walmart
3.4

Walmart

Staff Software Engineer

$183,790

 /yr
Range: $145K - $209K

$145K

$209K

$144,879 - $208,717 Range

Xilinx
4.1

Xilinx

Staff Software Engineer

$172,770

 /yr
Range: $121K - $207K

$121K

$207K

$121,487 - $206,970 Range

Sun Microsystems
4.2

Sun Microsystems

Staff Software Engineer

$149,192

 /yr
Range: $97K - $222K

$97K

$222K

$97,063 - $222,100 Range

Brocade
4.1

Brocade

Staff Software Engineer

$162,466

 /yr
Range: $132K - $196K

$132K

$196K

$132,457 - $196,296 Range

Samsung Research America
3.8

Samsung Research America

Staff Software Engineer

$167,669

 /yr
Range: $138K - $205K

$138K

$205K

$137,710 - $204,876 Range

Arm
4.1

Arm

Staff Software Engineer

$147,106

 /yr
Range: $146K - $185K

$146K

$185K

$146,165 - $184,627 Range

Marvell Semiconductor
3.9

Marvell Semiconductor

Staff Software Engineer

$145,893

 /yr
Range: $125K - $212K

$125K

$212K

$124,558 - $211,767 Range

Intel Corporation
4.2

Intel Corporation

Staff Software Engineer

$164,586

 /yr
Range: $115K - $206K

$115K

$206K

$114,840 - $205,524 Range

Walmart eCommerce
3.4

Walmart eCommerce

Staff Software Engineer

$183,657

 /yr
Range: $157K - $212K

$157K

$212K

$157,331 - $212,306 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Staff Software Engineer salaries

The average salary for a Staff Software Engineer is $165,951 in San Jose, CA Area. Salaries estimates are based on 4207 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Staff Software Engineer employees in San Jose, CA Area.

The highest salary for a Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA Area is $204,859 per year.

The lowest salary for a Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA Area is $134,433 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent staff software engineer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$170,000
per year
A Staff Software Engineer reported making $170,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$200,000
per year
A Staff Software Engineer reported making $200,000 per year
Additional Pay
$30k cash bonus
$170k stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$180,000
per year
A Staff Software Engineer reported making $180,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$150,000
per year
A Staff Software Engineer reported making $150,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$180,000
per year
A Staff Software Engineer reported making $180,000 per year
Additional Pay
$15 cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$200,000
per year
A Staff Software Engineer reported making $200,000 per year
Additional Pay
$38k cash bonus
$40k stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$225,000
per year
A Staff Software Engineer reported making $225,000 per year
Additional Pay
$40k cash bonus
$180k stock bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$219,000
per year
A Staff Software Engineer reported making $219,000 per year
Additional Pay
$48k cash bonus
$155k stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$151,144
per year
A Staff Software Engineer reported making $151,144 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$185,000
per year
A Staff Software Engineer reported making $185,000 per year
Additional Pay
$40k cash bonus
$40k stock bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
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