Average Senior Staff Engineer Salary in San Jose, California

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The average salary for a Senior Staff Engineer in San Jose, California is $156,226.
MEDIAN $156,226
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$122k - $184k
$6k - $40k
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$5k - $18k
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$129k - $211k

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Senior Staff 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 and Software Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Manufacturing Process Engineering and Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Staff Engineer

A mid-career Senior Staff Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $145,233 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Senior Staff Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $157,521 based on 44 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $156,462.
Employees with Senior Staff Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 10.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Santa Clara, California (3.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Irvine, California (31.3% less), Chicago, Illinois (30.5% less) and Austin, Texas (15.0% less).

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