Principal Software Engineer Salaries in San Jose, CA

Salary estimated from 659 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 24 months. Last updated: December 7, 2017
Average in San Jose, CA
$154,175 per year
13% Above national average
  • Most Reported
$78,000
$249,000
Salary Distribution

How much does a Principal Software Engineer make in San Jose, CA?

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer is $154,175 per year in San Jose, CA, which is 13% above the national average. Salary estimates are based on 659 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by Principal Software Engineer employees, users, and collected from past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 24 months. The typical tenure for a Principal Software Engineer is 4-6 years.
Principal Software Engineer salaries by company in San Jose, CA
CompanyAverage salary
$191,425 per year
$186,161 per year
$155,681 per year
$156,223 per year
$154,503 per year
$154,030 per year
$150,000 per year
$136,420 per year
$130,092 per year
$169,728 per year
Principal Software Engineer salaries by location
CityAverage salary
$156,276 per year
$153,861 per year
$149,341 per year
$158,407 per year
$166,539 per year

Principal Software Engineer job openings

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Splunk
San Jose, CA
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Splunk
San Jose, CA
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Sunnyvale, CA
Principal Software Engineer jobs in San Jose, CA