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Principal Software Engineer Salary in San Francisco

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer in San Francisco, California is $137,331 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. A skill in Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$112,131 - $170,871
(Median)
$110K
$140K
$170K
MEDIAN: $137,330
10%
50%
90%

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Salary
$112,131 - $170,871  
   
Bonus
$10.30 - $20,837  
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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$118,166 - $175,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125

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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.

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Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer in San Francisco, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 4%


National Average
$146,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

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

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 11%

C
up arrow 7%

Java
up arrow 6%

C++
up arrow 6%

Software Development
up arrow 6%

C#
up arrow 6%

Software Architecture
up arrow 5%

Database
up arrow 4%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 3%

Linux
up arrow 3%

SQL
0%

JavaScript
0%

National Average
$146,000

Web Development
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
59%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 84% employee benefits None: 6%