Principal Software Engineer Salary in Santa Clara, California (United States)

The average pay for a Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, California is $137,227 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, California Total Pay (?
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$115,227 - $159,609
(Median)
120K
MEDIAN: $137,226
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National Salary Data

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$115,227 - $159,609  
   
Bonus
$2,950 - $18,699  
Profit Sharing
$4,913 - $12,121  
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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$121,934 - $170,414  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, California Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$147,000

Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, California Salaries

Linux
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Software Development
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C++
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C
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Software Architecture
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National Average
$147,000

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Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
76%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 82% employee benefits None: 10%
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