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Principal Software Engineer Salary in San Jose, California (United States)

The average pay for a Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, California is $134,789 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.
Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, California Salary (?
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$107,263 - $164,284
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $134,788
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$107,263 - $164,284  
   
Bonus
$3,056 - $23,184  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $5,087  
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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$110,235 - $176,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 184
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Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, California Salaries

National Average
$141,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

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

C
up arrow 17%
Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 11%
Linux
up arrow 9%
JavaScript
up arrow 8%
Web Development
up arrow 7%
Java/J2EE
up arrow 5%
Software Development
up arrow 1%
C++
up arrow 1%
Database
up arrow 1%
National Average
$141,000
Java
up arrow 1%
UNIX
up arrow 8%
SQL
up arrow 11%
Oracle
up arrow 11%
C#
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni

Years of Experience

5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
63%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 98% dental benefits Dental: 94%
vision benefits Vision: 85% employee benefits None: 1%