Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, California Salary

The average pay for a Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, California is $140,702 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$112,424 - $171,537
(Median)
$110K
$140K
$170K
MEDIAN: $140,701
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$112,424 - $171,537  
   
Bonus
$4,875 - $24,355  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $48,936  
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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$118,300 - $182,575  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 223
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Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer Salaries



National Average
$149,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer Salaries

C
up arrow 10%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 8%

JavaScript
up arrow 6%


Linux
up arrow 5%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 4%

C++
up arrow 3%

Web Development
up arrow 2%

Database
0%

National Average
$149,000

Software Development
up arrow 1%

Java
up arrow 5%

UNIX
up arrow 13%

SQL
up arrow 15%

Oracle
up arrow 15%

C#
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
0%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
61%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
medical benefits
Vision: 84%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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