Software Engineer in San Francisco Salary

Software Engineers in San Francisco, Calif. can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $111K per year on average. Overall cash earnings for San Francisco Software Engineers stretch from $81K on the lower end to $152K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $21K from bonuses and $39K from profit sharing. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Men account for the majority of Software Engineers in San Francisco who responded to the questionnaire — 82 percent to be exact. For the most part, San Francisco Software Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$80,479 - $142,495
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$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $111,342
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$26.18 - $75.33
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MEDIAN: $48.88
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$0$152K
Salary $80,479 - $142,495
Bonus $1,521 - $20,827
Profit Sharing $1,006 - $38,710
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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$80,954 - $152,011
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,689
Hourly Data $0$83
Hourly Rate $26.18 - $75.33
Hourly Tips $0.25
Overtime $40.43 - $83.94
Annual Data $0$152K
Bonus $1,521 - $20,827
Profit Sharing $1,006 - $38,710
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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$80,954 - $152,011
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 47

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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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Popular Employer Salaries for Software Engineer


Dominating the field, Google, Inc., Yelp! Inc., Salesforce.com, Inc., Facebook Inc, and Uber Technologies, Inc. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Software Engineers in San Francisco. With a median salary of $145K, Twitter offers Software Engineers in San Francisco, Calif. the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $120K and are capped at $175K. Amazon.com Inc, Airbnb, and Salesforce.com, Inc. are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with San Francisco Software Engineers earning around $138K, $134K, or $130K at each firm, respectively.

General Electric Co (GE), Cisco Systems Inc, and Linkedin Corporation also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $103K, $106K, and $107K-paychecks on average.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Software Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $110,000 based on 1,378 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $130,000 based on 391 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $148,000 based on 114 salaries. A Software Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $142,000 based on 19 salaries.

Key Stats for Software Engineer

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 161 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

▲29%

▲24%

▲13%

National Average
$115,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

▲2%


▼0%

▼0%

National Average
$115,000

▼2%

▼3%


SQL
▼3%

PHP
▼3%

C++
▼6%

C
▼6%

▼6%



C#
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 161 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
no benefits
None: 6%
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