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Principal Engineer Salaries in San Jose, CA Area

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Average Base Pay
$151,316/yr
31% above national average
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$115K
Low
$151K
Average
$196K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$10,657
Range$2,188 - $32,135
How much does a Principal Engineer make in San Jose, CA?

The average salary for a Principal Engineer is $151,316 in San Jose, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 4,085 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Engineer employees in San Jose, CA.

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    Average Base Salaries in (USD)
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    Average Base Salaries in (USD)
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    Yahoo
    $174,938/yr
    Range: $158K - $184K
    19 salaries
    $174,938/yr
    $158K$184K
    Synopsys
    $194,856/yr
    Range: $182K - $213K
    7 salaries
    $194,856/yr
    $182K$213K
    NetApp
    $204,575/yr
    Range: $181K - $218K
    6 salaries
    $204,575/yr
    $181K$218K
    Rambus
    $165,876/yr
    Range: $150K - $180K
    6 salaries
    $165,876/yr
    $150K$180K
    Nokia
    $163,809/yr
    Range: $140K - $177K
    5 salaries
    $163,809/yr
    $140K$177K
    Broadcom
    $149,723/yr
    Range: $129K - $155K
    4 salaries
    $149,723/yr
    $129K$155K
    Infinera
    $163,394/yr
    Range: $158K - $176K
    4 salaries
    $163,394/yr
    $158K$176K

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    Hillstone Networks
    $153,918/yr
    Range: $154K - $154K
    4 salaries
    $153,918/yr
    $154K$154K
    Fujitsu
    $157,091/yr
    Range: $143K - $167K
    3 salaries
    $157,091/yr
    $143K$167K
    Spirent Communications
    $162,665/yr
    Range: $151K - $165K
    3 salaries
    $162,665/yr
    $151K$165K
    Intuitive Surgical
    $176,653/yr
    Range: $175K - $192K
    3 salaries
    $176,653/yr
    $175K$192K
    Bloom Energy
    $140,783/yr
    Range: $141K - $157K
    3 salaries
    $140,783/yr
    $141K$157K
    SAP Ariba
    $179,007/yr
    Range: $165K - $192K
    2 salaries
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    $165K - $192K
    $165K$192K
    Palm
    $180,399/yr
    Range: $156K - $208K
    2 salaries
    About
    $156K - $208K
    $156K$208K
    Meru Networks
    $164,500/yr
    Range: $141K - $187K
    2 salaries
    About
    $141K - $187K
    $141K$187K
    Microsoft
    $203,319/yr
    Range: $195K - $210K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $195K - $210K
    $195K$210K
    Cisco Systems
    $140,740/yr
    Range: $135K - $146K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $135K - $146K
    $135K$146K
    Northrop Grumman
    $180,697/yr
    Range: $174K - $189K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $174K - $189K
    $174K$189K
    Broadcom
    $151,481/yr
    Range: $146K - $158K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $146K - $158K
    $146K$158K
    AMD
    $200,534/yr
    Range: $191K - $209K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $191K - $209K
    $191K$209K

    Recent Salary Reports

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

    $196,713
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $196,713 per year
    Additional Pay
    $85k cash bonus
    $100k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $192,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $192,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $28k cash bonus
    $100k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    5001 to 10000 employees
    Company - Public
    $175,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $175,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $50k cash bonus
    $20k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $185,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $185,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $50k cash bonus
    $100k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    1001 to 5000 employees
    Company - Public
    $134,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $134,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $25k cash bonus
    $30k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    8-10 years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
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