Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, California Salary

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, California is $146,128 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$121,550 - $170,845
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$120K
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$170K
MEDIAN: $146,127
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Salary
$121,550 - $170,845  
   
Bonus
$3,980 - $22,747  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $17,452  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$126,125 - $187,132  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$159,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Software Architecture
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C++
up arrow 3%

Java
up arrow 2%

C
up arrow 1%

National Average
$159,000

Linux
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Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
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Software Development
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
62%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 95%
medical benefits
Vision: 88%
dental benefits
None: 1%
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