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Principal Software Engineer Salary in San Jose, California

The average pay for a Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, California is $134,795 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are C and Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
$107,703 - $164,094
(Median)
110K
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MEDIAN: $134,794
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$107,703 - $164,094  
   
Bonus
$3,775 - $22,450  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $10,213  
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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$111,590 - $176,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 202
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Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, California Salaries



National Average
$142,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, California Salaries

C
up arrow 15%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 11%


Linux
up arrow 8%

JavaScript
up arrow 7%

Web Development
up arrow 5%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 4%

Database
up arrow 3%

Software Development
up arrow 1%

C++
0%

National Average
$142,000

Java
up arrow 2%

UNIX
up arrow 9%

SQL
up arrow 11%

Oracle
up arrow 11%

C#
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
64%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 98% dental benefits Dental: 94%
vision benefits Vision: 86% employee benefits None: 1%