A Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, California earns an average salary of $134,437 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$105,572 - $162,679
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$110K
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MEDIAN: $134,437
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$45.63 - $107.66
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MEDIAN: $70
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$105,572 - $162,679  
   
Bonus
$4,830 - $22,457  
Profit Sharing
$1,250 - $28,966  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$108,842 - $172,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 784
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$45.63 - $107.66  
   
Overtime
$55.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$4,830 - $22,457  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,250 - $28,966  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$108,842 - $172,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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Experience Affects Senior Software Engineer Salaries




National Average
$139,000


Skills That Affect Senior Software Engineer Salaries

C programming Language
up arrow 4%

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 3%

Java
up arrow 2%

Linux
up arrow 2%

Python
up arrow 1%

C
up arrow 1%

Ruby on Rails
up arrow 1%

SQL
0%

National Average
$139,000

C# Programming Language
up arrow 1%

JavaScript
up arrow 2%

C++
up arrow 2%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 2%

HTML
up arrow 3%

C#
up arrow 7%

ASP.NET
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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