Principal Software Engineer Salary in San Francisco (United States)

A Principal Software Engineer in San Francisco, California earns an average salary of $135,718 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Principal Software Engineer in San Francisco, California Total Pay (?
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$110,142 - $164,424
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MEDIAN: $135,718
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National Salary Data

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$110,142 - $164,424  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,633  
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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$116,492 - $170,548  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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Pay by Experience Level for Principal Software Engineer in San Francisco, California

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer in San Francisco, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$144,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

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

C
up arrow 9%
C#
up arrow 8%
C++
up arrow 8%
Software Development
up arrow 6%
Java
up arrow 5%
Software Architecture
up arrow 5%
Java/J2EE
up arrow 3%
Database
up arrow 1%
SQL
0%
National Average
$144,000
Linux
up arrow 6%
Web Development
up arrow 11%

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Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
62%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 92%
vision benefits Vision: 86% employee benefits None: 4%
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