The average salary for an Experienced Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, California is $150,383 per year.

$121,531 - $182,495
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MEDIAN: $150,383
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$121,531 - $182,495  
   
Bonus
$5,076 - $24,242  
Profit Sharing
$7,500  
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$126,973 - $206,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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About San Jose, California

Santa Clara County, California
1,011,560
Male:
518,317 (50.5%)
Female:
508,602 (49.5%)
San Jose (/ˌsæn hoʊˈzeɪ/; Spanish for Saint Joseph), originally Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe and officially the City of San José, is the third-largest city by population in California, the tenth-largest by population in the United States, and the county seat of Santa Clara County. San Jose is the largest city within the Bay Area and the largest city in Northern California. Before the arrival of the Spanish, the area around San Jose was inhabited by the Ohlone people. San Jose was founded on November 29, 1777, as San José de Guadalupe, the first civilian town in the Spanish colony of Alta California. The city served as a farming community to support Spanish military installations at San Francisco and Monterey. When California gained statehood in 1850, San Jose became the capital. After more than 150 years as a small farming community, the San Jose area in the mid-20th century contained some of...
San Jose:
$91,451
California:
$64,500
$1,757
San Jose:
$717,100
California:
$449,100
4.1%

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Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Java/J2EE
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C++ Programming Language
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C
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C programming Language
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Linux
0%

National Average
$157,000

Software Development
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JavaScript
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Software Architecture
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Java
up arrow 3%

Web Development
up arrow 6%

C++
up arrow 9%

Database
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SQL
up arrow 11%

Oracle
up arrow 13%

UNIX
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 87%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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