Principal Software Engineer Salaries in California

Salary estimated from 827 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. Last updated: April 18, 2019
Average in California
$158,319 per year
10% Above national average
  • Most Reported
$71,000
$280,000
Salary Distribution

How much does a Principal Software Engineer make in California?

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer is $158,319 per year in California, which is 10% above the national average. Salary estimates are based on 827 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by Principal Software Engineer employees, users, and collected from past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. The typical tenure for a Principal Software Engineer is 4-6 years.
Principal Software Engineer salaries by company in California
CompanyAverage salary
$197,143 per year
$194,253 per year
$187,168 per year
$182,299 per year
$181,097 per year
$214,733 per year
$200,162 per year
$179,787 per year
$177,482 per year
$175,164 per year
Principal Software Engineer salaries by location
CityAverage salary
$179,392 per year
$173,565 per year
$125,089 per year
$128,881 per year
$155,426 per year

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Principal Software Engineer jobs in California