San Francisco Software Engineers enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($111K) annually. In the world of Software Engineers in San Francisco, total cash compensation can vary between $80K and $152K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $21K and $40K, respectively. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction for Software Engineers in San Francisco, Calif. is high. Men account for the majority of Software Engineers in San Francisco who responded to the questionnaire — 83 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Bonus
$1,987 - $20,986  
Profit Sharing
$989 - $40,191  
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$79,906 - $151,780  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,703
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$1,987 - $20,986  
   
Profit Sharing
$989 - $40,191  
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$79,906 - $151,780  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 55

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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
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Google, Inc., Yelp! Inc., Salesforce.com, Inc., Facebook Inc, and Uber Technologies, Inc. are leaders in the field that employ a large number of San Francisco Software Engineers. Pay for Software Engineers in San Francisco, Calif. is best at Twitter, which offers a median salary of $145K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $120K to $175K. Other leaders in compensation levels are Amazon.com Inc at $138K, Airbnb at $134K, and Salesforce.com, Inc., where San Francisco Software Engineers annually earn $133K.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Pivotal Labs at $102K, and Linkedin Corporation where $107K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Software Engineers in San Francisco there earn up to $199K.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $110K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $130K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $147K in this role. San Francisco Software Engineers who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $140K.

Key Stats for Software Engineer

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 160 votes.
060
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries




National Average
$114,000


Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 160 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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