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Principal Software Engineer Salary in San Diego, California (United States)

The average pay for a Principal Software Engineer in San Diego, California is $124,048 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.
Principal Software Engineer in San Diego, California Salary (?
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$87,753 - $152,912
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $124,047
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$87,753 - $152,912  
   
Bonus
$991 - $24,399  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $19,727  
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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$90,162 - $166,422  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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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 15%
Software Development
up arrow 10%
C
up arrow 10%
Software Architecture
up arrow 4%
C++
up arrow 2%
Java
up arrow 1%
National Average
$133,000
C#
up arrow 6%
.NET
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
61%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 6%