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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Salary
$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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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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Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
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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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