Wages for Software Engineers in San Francisco, Calif. are generous, with average pay above six figures ($111K) per year. Total cash compensation to Software Engineers in San Francisco bottoms out near $80K and approaches $152K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $21K from bonuses and almost $40K from profit sharing. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. San Francisco Software Engineers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 84 percent. Most Software Engineers in San Francisco, Calif. like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$79,011 - $141,755
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MEDIAN: $110,701
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$25.29 - $77.00
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MEDIAN: $45.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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Salary
$79,011 - $141,755  
   
Bonus
$2,022 - $20,873  
Profit Sharing
$1,009 - $40,268  
Total Pay (?
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$79,608 - $152,015  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,710
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Hourly Rate
$25.29 - $77.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25  
Overtime
$-0.50 - $73.97  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$2,022 - $20,873  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,009 - $40,268  
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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$79,608 - $152,015  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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Google, Inc., Yelp! Inc., Salesforce.com, Inc., Facebook Inc, and Uber Technologies, Inc. are all popular places to work. Although Twitter offers the highest salaries (median pay is $142K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $119K to $174K. Also paying near the top of the field are Salesforce.com, Inc. at $133K, Apple Computer, Inc at $126K, and Microsoft Corp, where Software Engineers in San Francisco annually earn $126K.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. at $107K, and Linkedin Corporation where $107K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some San Francisco Software Engineers 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $110K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $129K. San Francisco Software Engineers bring in $146K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $141K.

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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries




National Average
$114,000


Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

Ruby on Rails
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National Average
$114,000

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SQL
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C programming Language
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 171 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
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: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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