The average salary for a Late-Career Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, California is $158,617 per year.

$140,832 - $183,814
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$140K
$160K
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MEDIAN: $158,617
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Salary
$140,832 - $183,814  
   
Bonus
$4,946 - $35,508  
Profit Sharing
$40,000  
Total Pay (?
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$144,688 - $218,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 7%

C
up arrow 5%

C programming Language
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Software Architecture
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C++
up arrow 1%

Linux
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Software Development
0%

C++ Programming Language
0%

National Average
$166,000

Java
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 97%
medical benefits
Vision: 94%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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