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Principal Software Engineer Salary in San Diego, California

The average pay for a Principal Software Engineer in San Diego, California is $126,063 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. A skill in Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS is associated with high pay for this job.

$90,064 - $154,538
(Median)
$90K
$130K
$150K
MEDIAN: $126,063
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$90,064 - $154,538  
   
Bonus
$981 - $20,511  
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $21,331  
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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$95,955 - $166,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 98

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Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer in San Diego, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%


National Average
$133,000

Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer in San Diego, California Salaries

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 13%

Software Development
up arrow 10%

C
up arrow 8%

Software Architecture
up arrow 6%

C++
up arrow 4%

Java
up arrow 1%

National Average
$133,000

C#
up arrow 5%

.NET
up arrow 10%

Database
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
58%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 6%