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Principal Software Engineer Salaries in San Jose, CA Area

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Average Base Pay
$173,129/yr
16% above national average
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$138K
Low
$173K
Average
$221K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$14,562
Range$3,580 - $35,493
How much does a Principal Software Engineer make in San Jose, CA?

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer is $173,129 in San Jose, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 27,126 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
    45 salaries
    $140,000/yr
    $120K$195K
    Dell
    $155,000/yr
    Range: $120K - $190K
    15 salaries
    $155,000/yr
    $120K$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
    $155,000/yr
    Range: $134K - $175K
    5 salaries
    $155,000/yr
    $134K$175K

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    Ericsson-Worldwide
    $190,000/yr
    Range: $166K - $215K
    4 salaries
    $190,000/yr
    $166K$215K
    Akamai
    $176,000/yr
    Range: $146K - $184K
    3 salaries
    $176,000/yr
    $146K$184K
    Huawei Technologies
    $164,998/yr
    Range: $144K - $168K
    3 salaries
    $164,998/yr
    $144K$168K
    NVIDIA
    $230,326/yr
    Range: $202K - $260K
    2 salaries
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    $202K - $260K
    $202K$260K
    McAfee
    $161,252/yr
    Range: $152K - $170K
    2 salaries
    About
    $152K - $170K
    $152K$170K
    Hitachi Data Systems
    $122,834/yr
    Range: $117K - $128K
    2 salaries
    About
    $117K - $128K
    $117K$128K
    ARRIS
    $130,000/yr
    Range: $115K - $146K
    2 salaries
    About
    $115K - $146K
    $115K$146K
    Silicon Valley Bank
    $148,460/yr
    Range: $117K - $181K
    2 salaries
    About
    $117K - $181K
    $117K$181K
    Palo Alto Networks
    $182,500/yr
    Range: $171K - $193K
    2 salaries
    About
    $171K - $193K
    $171K$193K
    SonicWall
    $167,500/yr
    Range: $160K - $177K
    2 salaries
    About
    $160K - $177K
    $160K$177K
    Gigamon
    $178,200/yr
    Range: $168K - $187K
    2 salaries
    About
    $168K - $187K
    $168K$187K
    Oracle Engineering Group
    $121,160/yr
    Range: $108K - $136K
    2 salaries
    About
    $108K - $136K
    $108K$136K
    MapR Technologies
    $211,350/yr
    Range: $204K - $220K
    2 salaries
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    $204K - $220K
    $204K$220K

    Recent Salary Reports

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

    $180,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $180,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $30k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    501 to 1000 employees
    Company - Public
    $149,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $149,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $10k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    8-10 years experience
    Full-time
     
    501 to 1000 employees
    Subsidiary or Business Segment
    $200,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $200,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $60k cash bonus
    $2k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $201,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $201,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $50k cash bonus
    $50k stock bonus
    $2k tips/gratuities
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
    5001 to 10000 employees
     
    Company - Public
    $137,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $137,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
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