Principal Software Engineer in San Francisco Salary

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer in San Francisco, California is $142,895 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. A skill in Linux 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.

$119,713 - $176,402
(Median)
$120K
$140K
$180K
MEDIAN: $142,894
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Salary
$119,713 - $176,402  
   
Bonus
$15.55 - $24,485  
Profit Sharing
$4,069  
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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$124,250 - $182,632  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 152
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Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%


National Average
$151,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Linux
up arrow 11%

Hadoop
up arrow 8%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 6%

Database
up arrow 5%

Software Architecture
up arrow 4%

C
up arrow 4%

Java
up arrow 3%

Software Development
up arrow 3%

C++
up arrow 3%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 2%

C#
up arrow 1%

National Average
$151,000

JavaScript
up arrow 1%

SQL
up arrow 2%

.NET
up arrow 6%

Web Development
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
57%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
medical benefits
Vision: 86%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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