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

The average pay for a Principal Software Engineer in San Diego, California is $122,233 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS and Software Development.
Principal Software Engineer in San Diego, California Total Pay (?
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$82,811 - $155,650
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$82,811 - $155,650  
   
Bonus
$975 - $20,426  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $9,500  
Total Pay (?
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$84,005 - $168,380  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer in San Diego, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%
National Average
$129,000

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

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 24%
Software Development
up arrow 10%
C
up arrow 7%
Software Architecture
up arrow 6%
Java
up arrow 5%
C++
up arrow 1%
National Average
$129,000
C#
up arrow 9%
.NET
up arrow 10%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
59%
20 years or more
29%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 9%
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