The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer in San Diego, California is $135,318 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$111,700 - $159,197
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MEDIAN: $135,317
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$111,700 - $159,197  
   
Bonus
$515 - $25,044  
Profit Sharing
$4,913  
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$116,780 - $175,186  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 57

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About San Diego, California

San Diego County, California
1,394,907
Male:
693,826 (49.7%)
Female:
701,081 (50.3%)
San Diego /ˌsæn diːˈeɪɡoʊ/ (Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a major city in California, United States. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,394,928 as of July 1, 2015, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the US and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population of 4,922,723 people. San Diego is known as "the birthplace of California" and is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the United States Navy and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. Historically home to the Kumeyaay people, San Diego was the first site visited...
San Diego:
$67,871
California:
$64,500
$1,444
San Diego:
$526,900
California:
$449,100
4.5%

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Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer Salaries


National Average
$144,000


Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer Salaries

C++ Programming Language
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National Average
$144,000

C++
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SQL
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Linux
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Web Development
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C programming Language
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Software Development
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C# Programming Language
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C#
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Java
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.NET
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Software Architecture
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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