Principal Software Engineer in San Diego, California Salary

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer in San Diego, California is $130,397 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$105,482 - $159,638
(Median)
$110K
$130K
$160K
MEDIAN: $130,397
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$105,482 - $159,638  
   
Bonus
$507 - $24,511  
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $19,392  
Total Pay (?
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$108,887 - $169,441  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer Salaries


National Average
$138,000


Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 7%

JavaScript
up arrow 5%

Software Development
up arrow 4%

C
up arrow 4%

C++
up arrow 3%

Software Architecture
0%

National Average
$138,000

Web Development
up arrow 2%

C#
up arrow 7%

.NET
up arrow 10%

Java
up arrow 10%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 11%

Database
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
59%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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