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Principal Software Engineer Salaries in San Jose, CA Area

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Average Base Pay
$155,780/yr
15% above national average
Not enough reports to show salary distribution
$123K
Low
$156K
Average
$194K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$13,436
Range$3,343 - $32,470
How much does a Principal Software Engineer make in San Jose, CA?

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer is $155,780 in San Jose, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 39,680 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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    EMC
    $136,923/yr
    Range: $104K - $163K
    87 salaries
    $136,923/yr
    $104K$163K
    Oracle
    $140,000/yr
    Range: $120K - $195K
    41 salaries
    $140,000/yr
    $120K$195K
    Dell
    $155,500/yr
    Range: $130K - $190K
    14 salaries
    $155,500/yr
    $130K$190K
    Broadcom
    $150,000/yr
    Range: $128K - $186K
    11 salaries
    $150,000/yr
    $128K$186K
    Citrix
    $156,137/yr
    Range: $139K - $180K
    9 salaries
    $156,137/yr
    $139K$180K
    Yahoo
    $171,201/yr
    Range: $152K - $182K
    7 salaries
    $171,201/yr
    $152K$182K
    CA Technologies
    $147,500/yr
    Range: $134K - $175K
    4 salaries
    $147,500/yr
    $134K$175K

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    Huawei Technologies
    $164,998/yr
    Range: $144K - $168K
    3 salaries
    $164,998/yr
    $144K$168K
    Ericsson-Worldwide
    $177,804/yr
    Range: $160K - $198K
    2 salaries
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    $160K - $198K
    $160K$198K
    NVIDIA
    $230,326/yr
    Range: $201K - $261K
    2 salaries
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    $201K - $261K
    $201K$261K
    Akamai
    $165,000/yr
    Range: $139K - $193K
    2 salaries
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    $139K - $193K
    $139K$193K
    McAfee
    $161,252/yr
    Range: $153K - $171K
    2 salaries
    About
    $153K - $171K
    $153K$171K
    Hitachi Data Systems
    $122,834/yr
    Range: $117K - $128K
    2 salaries
    About
    $117K - $128K
    $117K$128K
    ARRIS
    $130,000/yr
    Range: $115K - $145K
    2 salaries
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    $115K - $145K
    $115K$145K
    Silicon Valley Bank
    $148,460/yr
    Range: $117K - $182K
    2 salaries
    About
    $117K - $182K
    $117K$182K
    Palo Alto Networks
    $182,500/yr
    Range: $173K - $193K
    2 salaries
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    $173K - $193K
    $173K$193K
    SonicWall
    $167,500/yr
    Range: $159K - $176K
    2 salaries
    About
    $159K - $176K
    $159K$176K
    Oracle Engineering Group
    $121,160/yr
    Range: $108K - $136K
    2 salaries
    About
    $108K - $136K
    $108K$136K
    Hyperion Solutions
    $138,922/yr
    Range: $131K - $149K
    2 salaries
    About
    $131K - $149K
    $131K$149K
    Apple
    $210,000/yr
    Range: $201K - $219K
    1 employee salary or estimate
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    $201K - $219K
    $201K$219K

    Recent Salary Reports

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

    $193,025
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $193,025 per year
    Additional Pay
    $29k cash bonus
    $60k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    5001 to 10000 employees
    Company - Public
    $184,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $184,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $37k cash bonus
    $50k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    5001 to 10000 employees
    Company - Public
    $196,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $196,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $20k cash bonus
    $10k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    501 to 1000 employees
    Company - Public
    $165,608
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $165,608 per year
    Additional Pay
    $25k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $205,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $205,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $31k cash bonus
    $75k stock bonus
    $10k profit sharing
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
    1001 to 5000 employees
     
    Company - Public
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