Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara Salary

The average pay for a Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, California is $140,830 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$115,446 - $161,895
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$120K
$140K
$160K
MEDIAN: $140,829
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Salary
$115,446 - $161,895  
   
Bonus
$3,050 - $21,331  
Profit Sharing
$3,041 - $34,521  
Total Pay (?
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$125,495 - $174,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$150,000

Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Linux
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Software Development
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C++
up arrow 6%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
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C
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Software Architecture
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National Average
$150,000

Java
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
73%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 86%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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