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

The average pay for a Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, California is $136,369 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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$114,026 - $160,513
(Median)
110K
MEDIAN: $136,369
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$114,026 - $160,513  
   
Bonus
$2,936 - $18,852  
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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$121,139 - $171,463  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, California Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$146,000

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
$146,000
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Gender
Female
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Male
100%
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Years of Experience
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
75%
20 years or more
16%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 11%
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