Principal Software Engineer Salaries in San Jose, CA

Salary estimated from 65 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. Last updated: October 19, 2018
Average in San Jose, CA
$157,205 per year
12% Above national average
  • Most Reported
$77,000
$265,000
Salary Distribution

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

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer is $157,205 per year in San Jose, CA, which is 12% above the national average. Salary estimates are based on 65 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
$199,471 per year
$181,097 per year
$173,268 per year
$153,439 per year
$175,709 per year
$162,196 per year
$151,967 per year
$151,552 per year
$150,000 per year
$142,421 per year
Principal Software Engineer salaries by location
CityAverage salary
$169,069 per year
$146,351 per year
$127,188 per year
$169,351 per year
$162,598 per year

Principal Software Engineer job openings

Principal / Sr. Software ‪Architect – Autonomous Driving and Robotics
JD.com
Mountain View, CA
Principal Software Engineer
twoXAR
Mountain View, CA
Principal Software Engineer - Back End
Splunk
San Jose, CA
Principal Software Engineer jobs in San Jose, CA