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Principal Software Engineer Salaries in San Jose, CA

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39,680 SalariesUpdated Feb 5, 2018
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
    $136,169/yr
    Range: $104K - $163K
    87 salaries
    $136,169
    $104K$163K
    Oracle
    $142,642/yr
    Range: $120K - $195K
    39 salaries
    $142,642
    $120K$195K
    Dell
    $153,695/yr
    Range: $130K - $190K
    13 salaries
    $153,695
    $130K$190K
    Broadcom
    $150,467/yr
    Range: $128K - $186K
    11 salaries
    $150,467
    $128K$186K
    Citrix
    $156,851/yr
    Range: $139K - $180K
    9 salaries
    $156,851
    $139K$180K
    Yahoo
    $169,317/yr
    Range: $152K - $182K
    7 salaries
    $169,317
    $152K$182K
    CA Technologies
    $151,028/yr
    Range: $134K - $175K
    4 salaries
    $151,028
    $134K$175K

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    Huawei Technologies
    $159,245/yr
    Range: $144K - $168K
    3 salaries
    $159,245
    $144K$168K
    NVIDIA
    $231,778/yr
    Range: $200K - $260K
    2 salaries
    About
    $200K - $260K
    $200K$260K
    McAfee
    $161,185/yr
    Range: $154K - $168K
    2 salaries
    About
    $154K - $168K
    $154K$168K
    Hitachi Data Systems
    $123,088/yr
    Range: $117K - $129K
    2 salaries
    About
    $117K - $129K
    $117K$129K
    ARRIS
    $130,194/yr
    Range: $116K - $147K
    2 salaries
    About
    $116K - $147K
    $116K$147K
    Silicon Valley Bank
    $150,010/yr
    Range: $118K - $183K
    2 salaries
    About
    $118K - $183K
    $118K$183K
    Palo Alto Networks
    $181,938/yr
    Range: $173K - $194K
    2 salaries
    About
    $173K - $194K
    $173K$194K
    SonicWALL
    $167,914/yr
    Range: $159K - $176K
    2 salaries
    About
    $159K - $176K
    $159K$176K
    Oracle Engineering Group
    $121,301/yr
    Range: $107K - $137K
    2 salaries
    About
    $107K - $137K
    $107K$137K
    Hyperion Solutions
    $138,718/yr
    Range: $131K - $149K
    2 salaries
    About
    $131K - $149K
    $131K$149K
    Apple
    $211,185/yr
    Range: $201K - $217K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $201K - $217K
    $201K$217K
    Qualcomm
    $163,154/yr
    Range: $156K - $168K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $156K - $168K
    $156K$168K
    UnitedHealth Group
    $127,497/yr
    Range: $121K - $132K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $121K - $132K
    $121K$132K

    Recent Salary Reports

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

    $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
    $172,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $172,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $25k cash bonus
    $40k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    8-10 years experience
    Full-time
     
    5001 to 10000 employees
    Company - Public
    $140,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $140,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $28k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    1-2 years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $183,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $183,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $50k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $156,500
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $156,500 per year
    Job Highlights
    8-10 years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
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