The average salary for an Experienced Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, California is $161,053 per year.

$123,067 - $189,153
$120K
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MEDIAN: $161,053
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Salary
$123,067 - $189,153  
   
Bonus
$11,325 - $21,604  
Profit Sharing
$9,826  
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$123,650 - $195,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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About Sunnyvale, California

Santa Clara County, California
151,760
Male:
79,480 (52.4%)
Female:
72,280 (47.6%)
Sunnyvale (/ˈsʌniveɪl/ or /ˈsʌnivəl/) is a city located in Santa Clara County, California. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 140,095. Sunnyvale is the seventh most populous city in the San Francisco Bay Area and one of the major cities comprising Silicon Valley. It is bordered by portions of San Jose to the north, Moffett Federal Airfield to the northwest, Mountain View to the west, Los Altos to the southwest, Cupertino to the south, and Santa Clara to the east. It lies along the historic El Camino Real and Highway 101. As part of California's high-tech area known as Silicon Valley, Sunnyvale is the headquarters location of companies including Juniper Networks, Fortinet, Advanced Micro Devices, NetApp, Spansion, Yahoo!, AppliedMicro, and Ariba. It is also home to several aerospace/defense companies: Lockheed Martin has a major facility in Sunnyvale, and Honeywell, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems - Marine Systems (formerly Joshua Hendy...
Sunnyvale:
$112,217
California:
$64,500
$2,127
Sunnyvale:
$992,400
California:
$449,100
3.6%

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Key Stats for Principal Software Engineer

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
087
10-19 years
87%
20 years or more
13%
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Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Java
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National Average
$174,000

Software Architecture
up arrow 8%

C++
up arrow 11%

C
up arrow 11%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 12%

Software Development
up arrow 13%

Linux
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 95%
vision benefits
Vision: 90%
dental benefits
None:
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