Average Senior Staff Engineer Salary in Santa Clara, California

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The average salary for a Senior Staff Engineer in Santa Clara, California is $161,743.
MEDIAN $161,743
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$122k - $177k
$15k - $52k
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$0 - $20k
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$122k - $221k

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Senior Staff Engineer
Senior Principal Engineer
Project Engineer
Director of Engineering
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Senior Staff Engineer

Skills in Engineering Design, Semiconductor, Software Development and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average.
Employees with Senior Staff Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 6.4% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Irvine, California (33.6% less), Chicago, Illinois (32.9% less) and Austin, Texas (17.9% less).

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