Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE) in San Francisco Salary

San Francisco Senior Software Development Engineers can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $119K per year on average. There are far more male Senior Software Development Engineers in San Francisco survey respondents than women, making up 89 percent. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — roughly one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Software Development Engineers in San Francisco, Calif. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$96,050 - $173,826
$96K
$120K
$170K
MEDIAN: $118,500
10%
50%
90%

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$96,050 - $173,826  
   
Bonus
$16,250  
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$96,815 - $187,773  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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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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Key Stats for Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE)

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
50%
10-19 years
33%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE) Salaries

▲5%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$124,000

Skills That Affect Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE) Salaries

C++ Programming Language
▲19%

C++
▲15%

Linux
▲11%

Java
▲9%

SQL
▲5%

Java/J2EE
▲5%

JavaScript
▲4%

National Average
$124,000

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
50%
10-19 years
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 27%