Principal Software Engineer Salaries in San Jose, CA

Salary estimated from 68 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. Last updated: August 10, 2018
Average in San Jose, CA
$152,244 per year
9% Above national average
  • Most Reported
$76,000
$254,000
Salary Distribution

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

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer is $152,244 per year in San Jose, CA, which is 9% above the national average. Salary estimates are based on 68 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 San Jose, CA
CompanyAverage salary
$197,554 per year
$181,097 per year
$148,440 per year
$175,709 per year
$162,196 per year
$151,967 per year
$151,338 per year
$150,000 per year
$142,421 per year
$125,542 per year
Principal Software Engineer salaries by location
CityAverage salary
$166,005 per year
$141,263 per year
$169,689 per year
$128,221 per year
$161,801 per year

Principal Software Engineer job openings

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