What am I worth?
Get a free salary report »
What should I pay?
Pay the right way »

Principal Software Engineer Salary in Santa Clara

The average pay for a Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, California is $138,411 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$116,227 - $161,502
(Median)
$120K
$140K
$160K
MEDIAN: $138,411
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$116,227 - $161,502  
   
Bonus
$2,963 - $19,633  
Profit Sharing
$7,000 - $12,245  
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).
)
$122,696 - $171,185  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 72

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

- OR -

Log in with LinkedIn

Comp Managers Click Here »

Principal Software Engineer Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

United States (change)

Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 3%


National Average
$148,000

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

Linux
up arrow 9%

Software Development
up arrow 7%

C
up arrow 4%

C++
up arrow 4%

Software Architecture
up arrow 2%

National Average
$148,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
75%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 83% employee benefits None: 9%