Software Engineer in San Francisco Salary

Salaries for San Francisco Software Engineers are generous, with average pay above six figures ($111K) per year. Cash earnings for Software Engineers in San Francisco — which occasionally include more than $23K from bonuses and more than $39K from profit sharing — stretch from around $80K to approximately $152K. The specific employer and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men account for the majority of Software Engineers in San Francisco, Calif. who responded to the questionnaire — 82 percent to be exact. Work is enjoyable for Software Engineers in San Francisco, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$79,311 - $142,223
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MEDIAN: $110,853
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$28.94 - $77.32
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Salary
$79,311 - $142,223  
   
Bonus
$1,200 - $23,363  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $39,254  
Total Pay (?
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$80,097 - $151,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,619
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Hourly Rate
$28.94 - $77.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25  
Overtime
$-0.50 - $73.97  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,200 - $23,363  
   
Profit Sharing
$970 - $39,254  
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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$80,097 - $151,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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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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Google, Inc., Yelp! Inc., Salesforce.com, Inc., Facebook Inc, and Uber Technologies, Inc. are among the top companies that take on many San Francisco Software Engineers. Although salaries only range from $120K to just $175K, Twitter still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $145K. Other leaders in compensation levels are Amazon.com Inc at $138K, Airbnb at $134K, and Salesforce.com, Inc., where Software Engineers in San Francisco, Calif. annually earn $130K.

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

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


New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $110K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. Software Engineers in San Francisco, Calif. see a median salary of $148K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Software Engineers in San Francisco who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $142K.

Key Stats for Software Engineer

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 148 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

▲30%

▲25%

▲14%

National Average
$114,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

▲2%


▲1%

▲1%

National Average
$114,000

▼2%


▼2%

SQL
▼3%

PHP
▼3%

C++
▼6%

C
▼6%

▼6%



C#
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 148 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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