The average salary for a Lead Software Engineer in San Francisco, California is $135,148 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$103,332 - $165,550
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MEDIAN: $135,148
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$103,332 - $165,550  
   
Bonus
$1,500 - $26,044  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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$105,837 - $177,049  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 115

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About San Francisco, California

San Francisco County, California
864,816
Male:
439,752 (50.8%)
Female:
425,064 (49.2%)
San Francisco (SF) (/sæn frənˈsɪskoʊ/), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California and the only consolidated city-county in California. San Francisco is about 46.9 square miles (121 km2) in area. It is located on the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula. It is the smallest county in the state. It has a density of about 18,451 people per square mile (7,124 people per km2), making it the most densely settled large city (population greater than 200,000) in the state of California and the second-most densely populated major city in the United States after New York City. San Francisco is the fourth-most populous city in California, after Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Jose, and the 13th-most populous city in the United States—with a Census-estimated 2015 population of 864,816. The city and its surrounding areas are known as the San...
San Francisco:
$92,094
California:
$64,500
$1,659
San Francisco:
$941,400
California:
$449,100
3.6%

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Experience Affects Lead Software Engineer Salaries


National Average
$143,000


Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Lead Software Engineer Salaries

Java
up arrow 4%

Software Development
up arrow 3%

Software Architecture
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 3%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 2%

Database
up arrow 1%

JavaScript
0%

National Average
$143,000

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 2%

C++
up arrow 6%

Linux
up arrow 6%

UNIX
up arrow 8%

Project Management
up arrow 10%

C#
up arrow 14%

Python
up arrow 15%

PHP
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 82%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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