Principal Software Engineer Salary in San Jose, California

The average pay for a Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, California is $137,956 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.

$110,414 - $167,189
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$110K
$140K
$170K
MEDIAN: $137,956
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Salary
$110,414 - $167,189  
   
Bonus
$3,945 - $23,142  
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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$116,834 - $179,332  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 214
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Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, California Salaries



National Average
$146,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

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

C
up arrow 12%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 8%


Linux
up arrow 6%

JavaScript
up arrow 6%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 5%

C++
up arrow 4%

Database
up arrow 3%

Web Development
up arrow 3%

National Average
$146,000

Software Development
up arrow 1%

Java
up arrow 5%

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 31 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
0%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
65%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 93%
vision benefits Vision: 84% employee benefits None: 2%
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