Six-figure salaries are the norm for Senior Software Development Engineers in San Francisco , with median pay hovering around $122K per year. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a strong majority. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 83 percent of San Francisco Senior Software Development Engineers are male. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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...
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$92,094
California:
$64,500
$1,659
San Francisco:
$941,400
California:
$449,100
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Key Stats for Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE)

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %
046
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
47%
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Experience Affects Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE) Salaries


Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$126,000

Skills That Affect Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE) Salaries

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 17%

C++
up arrow 13%

Linux
up arrow 9%

Java
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SQL
up arrow 4%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 3%

JavaScript
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National Average
$126,000

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
47%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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