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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 $137,311 per year. A skill in C is associated with high pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$108,455 - $165,947
(Median)
$110K
$140K
$170K
MEDIAN: $137,311
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$108,455 - $165,947  
   
Bonus
$3,945 - $21,900  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $39,149  
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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$113,075 - $177,785  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 220

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Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, California Salaries



National Average
$145,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

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

C
up arrow 13%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 9%


Linux
up arrow 6%

JavaScript
up arrow 5%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 4%

Database
up arrow 3%

Web Development
up arrow 3%

C++
up arrow 2%

National Average
$145,000

Software Development
up arrow 1%

Java
up arrow 4%

UNIX
up arrow 11%

SQL
up arrow 13%

Oracle
up arrow 13%

C#
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 93%
vision benefits Vision: 85% employee benefits None: 2%
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