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

The average pay for a Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, California is $133,843 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 Total Pay (?
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$106,640 - $163,652
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MEDIAN: $133,843
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$106,640 - $163,652  
   
Bonus
$3,091 - $20,884  
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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$108,961 - $174,775  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 174
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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 18%
Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 12%
Linux
up arrow 10%
JavaScript
up arrow 7%
Java/J2EE
up arrow 6%
Web Development
up arrow 6%
Software Development
up arrow 1%
C++
up arrow 1%
National Average
$141,000
Database
up arrow 1%
Java
up arrow 2%
UNIX
up arrow 8%
Oracle
up arrow 10%
SQL
up arrow 11%
C#
up arrow 11%

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Gender

Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni

Years of Experience

5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
61%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 99% dental benefits Dental: 94%
vision benefits Vision: 86% employee benefits None: 1%
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