Principal Software Engineer Salary in Sunnyvale, California (United States)

The average pay for a Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, California is $137,006 per year. A skill in Software Architecture is associated with high pay for this job.
Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, California Salary (?
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$116,781 - $157,469
(Median)
120K
MEDIAN: $137,005
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Salary
$116,781 - $157,469  
   
Bonus
$3,980 - $21,810  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $39,149  
Total Pay (?
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$122,653 - $174,280  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, California Salaries

Software Architecture
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C++
up arrow 4%
Linux
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Java
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C
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Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
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National Average
$149,000
Software Development
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
70%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 95%
vision benefits Vision: 88% employee benefits None: 3%
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