Staff Engineer in San Jose Salary

The average salary for a Staff Engineer in San Jose, California is $131,326 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Linux, Wireless Data Communications, C++ Programming Language, and C++. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$103,728 - $159,939
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MEDIAN: $137,594
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Salary $103,728 - $159,939
Bonus $5,096 - $29,882
Profit Sharing $4,857 - $30,559
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$115,521 - $183,288
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 60

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About San Jose, California

Santa Clara County, California
1,026,919
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
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Pay by Experience Level for Staff Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Staff Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Staff Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $121,000 based on 18 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Staff Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $137,000 based on 38 salaries. An experienced Staff Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $155,000 based on 27 salaries. A Staff Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $142,000 based on 9 salaries.

Key Stats for Staff Engineer

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Staff Engineer Salaries

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$150,000

Late-Career
▼5%

▼8%

Entry-Level
▼19%

Skills That Affect Staff Engineer Salaries

Linux
▲6%

Wireless Data Communications
▲6%

C++
▲5%

C++ Programming Language
▲5%

Microsoft Excel
▲4%

National Average
$150,000

Software Development
▼2%

Systems Engineering
▼3%

Test Engineering
▼4%

C
▼4%

C programming Language
▼4%

Technical Analysis
▼13%

Engineering Design
▼15%

System Integration
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
vision benefits
Vision: 90%
no benefits
None: 2%
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