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Principal Software Engineer Salaries in San Francisco, CA Area

29,716 SalariesUpdated Oct 27, 2020

Average Base Pay
$148,633 / yr
23% above national average
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Additional Cash Compensation

Average$11,851
Range$2,765 - $29,931

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

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer is $148,633 in San Francisco, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 29,716 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Software Engineer employees in San Francisco, CA.

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Principal Software Engineer

EMC

$150,291/yr

Range: $138K - $165K

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$150,291/yr
$138K$165K

Principal Software Engineer

Asurion

$178,768/yr

Range: $171K - $191K

6 salaries

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$178,768/yr
$171K$191K

Principal Software Engineer

SnapLogic

$188,688/yr

Range: $182K - $195K

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$188,688/yr
$182K$195K

Principal Software Engineer

Akamai

$161,357/yr

Range: $151K - $169K

4 salaries

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$161,357/yr
$151K$169K

Principal Software Engineer

NetSuite

$180,437/yr

Range: $176K - $197K

3 salaries

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$176K$197K
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$178K - $210K
$178K$210K
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$168K - $230K
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Principal Software Engineer

Sterling Commerce

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$145K - $160K

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$145K - $160K
$145K$160K
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$170K - $202K
$170K$202K

Principal Software Engineer

GetJar Networks

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$146K - $180K

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$146K - $180K
$146K$180K

Principal Software Engineer

Unifi Software

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$139K - $201K

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$139K - $201K
$139K$201K

Principal Software Engineer - Hourly

SolarCity

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$63 - $68hourly

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$63 - $68hourly
$63$68

Principal Software Engineer

Red Hat

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$163K - $179K

1 employee salary or estimate

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$163K - $179K
$163K$179K

Principal Software Engineer

OpenText

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$141K - $152K

1 employee salary or estimate

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$141K - $152K
$141K$152K

Principal Software Engineer

SAP SuccessFactors

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$151K - $161K

1 employee salary or estimate

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$151K - $161K
$151K$161K

Principal Software Engineer

Marketo

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$157K - $170K

1 employee salary or estimate

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$157K - $170K
$157K$170K

Principal Software Engineer

NCSOFT

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$154K - $168K

1 employee salary or estimate

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$154K - $168K
$154K$168K

Principal Software Engineer

Nextag

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$160K - $175K

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Recent Salary Reports

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$150,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer reported making $150,000 per year
Additional Pay
$30k cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$300,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer reported making $300,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$181,010
per year
A Principal Software Engineer reported making $181,010 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$152,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer reported making $152,000 per year
Additional Pay
$10k cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$150,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer reported making $150,000 per year
Job Highlights
Full-time
10000+ employees
 
Company - Public
$187,500
per year
A Principal Software Engineer reported making $187,500 per year
Additional Pay
$28k cash bonus
$2k stock bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$185,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer reported making $185,000 per year
Additional Pay
$36k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$140,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer reported making $140,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$128,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer reported making $128,000 per year
Additional Pay
$18k cash bonus
$38k stock bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$180,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer reported making $180,000 per year
Additional Pay
$36k cash bonus
$70k stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
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