Software Engineer in San Francisco Salary

Salaries for Software Engineers in San Francisco are generous, with average pay above six figures ($103K) per year. In the world of San Francisco Software Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $74K and $144K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $20K and $41K, respectively. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The vast majority of Software Engineers in San Francisco, Calif. (87 percent) survey respondents are men. The majority of San Francisco Software Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$74,231 - $134,423
(Median)
$74K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $103,070
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90%

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$22.15 - $78.40
(Median)
$22
$41
$78
MEDIAN: $41.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$74,231 - $134,423  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,659  
Profit Sharing
$991 - $40,918  
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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$73,911 - $144,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,348
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$22.15 - $78.40  
   
Overtime
$28.97 - $85.38  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,659  
   
Profit Sharing
$991 - $40,918  
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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$73,911 - $144,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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Software Engineers in San Francisco, Calif. flock to Google, Inc., Salesforce.com, Inc., Yelp! Inc., Twitter, and Cisco Systems Inc, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Although Apple Computer, Inc boasts the highest average salary in town at $130K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $61K or as much as $176K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Twitter, Salesforce.com, Inc., and Yelp! Inc., top-paying firms where Software Engineers in San Francisco rake in a whopping $126K, $126K, or $126K, respectively.

Pivotal Labs offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $103K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $93K to $122K. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Appdynamics at $103K, and Linkedin Corporation where $107K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Software Engineers in San Francisco, Calif. 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.


San Francisco Software Engineers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $103K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $120K. Software Engineers in San Francisco who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $131K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $135K.

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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%



National Average
$107,000


Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

Objective-C
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Ruby
up arrow 2%

C++
up arrow 1%

Ruby on Rails
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Linux
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C
up arrow 1%

Java
0%

Python
0%

National Average
$107,000

JavaScript
up arrow 2%

UNIX
up arrow 4%

SQL
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PHP
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C#
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 260 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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