The average pay for an Experienced Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, California is $141,445 per year. A skill in Java/J2EE is associated with high pay for this job.

$117,838 - $155,346
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MEDIAN: $141,445
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$117,838 - $155,346  
   
Bonus
$7,149 - $25,789  
Profit Sharing
$14,740  
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$126,462 - $179,453  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 55

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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
4.1%

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Skills That Affect Staff Software Engineer Salaries

Java/J2EE
up arrow 11%

SQL
up arrow 8%

JavaScript
up arrow 6%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 3%

C++
up arrow 1%

Java
up arrow 1%

UNIX
up arrow 1%

C++ Programming Language
0%

Software Development
0%

National Average
$152,000

Linux
up arrow 1%

C programming Language
up arrow 2%

C
up arrow 4%

C#
up arrow 5%

C# Programming Language
up arrow 7%

.NET
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 96%
medical benefits
Vision: 85%
dental benefits
None:
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