Principal Software Engineer Salary in Sunnyvale, California

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, California is $142,976 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$120,959 - $164,896
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$120K
$140K
$160K
MEDIAN: $142,976
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$120,959 - $164,896  
   
Bonus
$3,987 - $22,650  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $38,783  
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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$125,781 - $182,122  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, California Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$157,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, California Salaries

C++
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Software Architecture
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Java
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C
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Linux
0%

National Average
$157,000

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
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Software Development
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
66%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 94%
vision benefits Vision: 88% employee benefits None: 3%
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