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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
    42 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
    Huawei Technologies
    $164,998/yr
    Range: $144K - $168K
    3 salaries
    $164,998/yr
    $144K$168K
    NVIDIA
    $230,326/yr
    Range: $199K - $261K
    2 salaries
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    $199K - $261K
    $199K$261K
    Akamai
    $165,000/yr
    Range: $140K - $191K
    2 salaries
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    $140K - $191K
    $140K$191K
    McAfee
    $161,252/yr
    Range: $152K - $169K
    2 salaries
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    $152K - $169K
    $152K$169K
    Hitachi Data Systems
    $122,834/yr
    Range: $117K - $128K
    2 salaries
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    $117K - $128K
    $117K$128K
    ARRIS
    $130,000/yr
    Range: $115K - $147K
    2 salaries
    About
    $115K - $147K
    $115K$147K
    Silicon Valley Bank
    $148,460/yr
    Range: $118K - $183K
    2 salaries
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    $118K - $183K
    $118K$183K
    Palo Alto Networks
    $182,500/yr
    Range: $173K - $191K
    2 salaries
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    $173K - $191K
    $173K$191K
    SonicWall
    $167,500/yr
    Range: $159K - $176K
    2 salaries
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    $159K - $176K
    $159K$176K
    Oracle Engineering Group
    $121,160/yr
    Range: $106K - $137K
    2 salaries
    About
    $106K - $137K
    $106K$137K
    Hyperion Solutions
    $138,922/yr
    Range: $131K - $149K
    2 salaries
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    $131K - $149K
    $131K$149K
    Apple
    $210,000/yr
    Range: $202K - $217K
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    $202K - $217K
    $202K$217K

    Recent Salary Reports

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

    $202,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $202,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $20k cash bonus
    $40k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    1001 to 5000 employees
    Company - Public
    $170,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $170,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $25k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    501 to 1000 employees
    Subsidiary or Business Segment
    $214,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $214,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $26k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    1001 to 5000 employees
    Company - Private
    $215,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $215,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $155,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $155,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $15k cash bonus
    $10k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    501 to 1000 employees
    Subsidiary or Business Segment
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