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Principal Engineer Salaries in San Jose, CA Area

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5,333 SalariesUpdated Apr 20, 2018
Average Base Pay
$144,400/yr
33% above national average
Not enough reports to show salary distribution
$111K
Low
$144K
Average
$185K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$10,299
Range$2,128 - $30,946
How much does a Principal Engineer make in San Jose, CA?

The average salary for a Principal Engineer is $144,400 in San Jose, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 5,333 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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    Intel Corporation
    $194,620/yr
    Range: $159K - $230K
    19 salaries
    $194,620
    $159K$230K
    NVIDIA
    $217,114/yr
    Range: $180K - $244K
    11 salaries
    $217,114
    $180K$244K
    Oracle
    $148,816/yr
    Range: $132K - $195K
    10 salaries
    $148,816
    $132K$195K
    Broadcom
    $151,883/yr
    Range: $132K - $172K
    8 salaries
    $151,883
    $132K$172K
    Huawei Technologies
    $191,268/yr
    Range: $170K - $207K
    5 salaries
    $191,268
    $170K$207K
    Qualcomm
    $189,263/yr
    Range: $181K - $200K
    4 salaries
    $189,263
    $181K$200K
    Palo Alto Networks
    $151,750/yr
    Range: $132K - $165K
    4 salaries
    $151,750
    $132K$165K

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    EMC
    $132,519/yr
    Range: $103K - $154K
    3 salaries
    $132,519
    $103K$154K
    National Semiconductor
    $158,762/yr
    Range: $149K - $165K
    3 salaries
    $158,762
    $149K$165K
    Tellabs
    $168,784/yr
    Range: $155K - $195K
    3 salaries
    $168,784
    $155K$195K
    Futurewei Technologies
    $202,174/yr
    Range: $190K - $210K
    3 salaries
    $202,174
    $190K$210K
    OASYS DESIGN SYSTEMS
    $147,609/yr
    Range: $127K - $158K
    3 salaries
    $147,609
    $127K$158K
    Yahoo
    $150,455/yr
    Range: $126K - $174K
    2 salaries
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    $126K - $174K
    $126K$174K
    Ericsson-Worldwide
    $174,350/yr
    Range: $162K - $185K
    2 salaries
    About
    $162K - $185K
    $162K$185K
    Chegg
    $187,393/yr
    Range: $177K - $199K
    2 salaries
    About
    $177K - $199K
    $177K$199K
    Infoblox
    $141,746/yr
    Range: $130K - $155K
    2 salaries
    About
    $130K - $155K
    $130K$155K
    Gigamon
    $178,142/yr
    Range: $162K - $195K
    2 salaries
    About
    $162K - $195K
    $162K$195K
    Amlogic
    $134,171/yr
    Range: $128K - $138K
    2 salaries
    About
    $128K - $138K
    $128K$138K
    Augusta Technology USA
    $128,123/yr
    Range: $121K - $135K
    2 salaries
    About
    $121K - $135K
    $121K$135K
    Apple
    $156,010/yr
    Range: $150K - $164K
    1 employee salary or estimate
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    $150K - $164K
    $150K$164K

    Recent Salary Reports

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

    $260,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $260,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Private
    $120,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $120,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $10k cash bonus
    $15k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Private
    $132,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $132,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $15k cash bonus
    $20k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    8-10 years experience
    Full-time
     
    5001 to 10000 employees
    Company - Public
    $170,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $170,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $8k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    1001 to 5000 employees
    Subsidiary or Business Segment
    $176,558
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $176,558 per year
    Additional Pay
    $25k cash bonus
    $25k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    501 to 1000 employees
    Company - Public
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