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Software Engineer Salary in San Francisco

Software Engineers in San Francisco can expect wages of $98K annually on average. Total cash compensation to Software Engineers in San Francisco, Calif. bottoms out near $69K and approaches $134K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $17K from bonuses and almost $20K from profit sharing. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. For the most part, San Francisco Software Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$68,304 - $126,917
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$68K
$98K
$130K
MEDIAN: $97,723
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$20.11 - $96.35
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$96
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$68,304 - $126,917  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,556  
Profit Sharing
$510 - $19,774  
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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$68,698 - $134,083  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,690
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$20.11 - $96.35  
   
Overtime
$29.80 - $85.38  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,556  
   
Profit Sharing
$510 - $19,774  
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).
)
$68,698 - $134,083  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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Popular Employer Salaries for Software Engineer in San Francisco, California


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Software Engineers in San Francisco, Calif. include Google, Inc., Salesforce.com, Inc., Twitter, Apple Computer, Inc, and Linkedin Corporation. Although Salesforce.com, Inc. offers the highest salaries (median pay is $125K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $106K to $141K. Twitter, Google, Inc., and Apple Computer, Inc are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with San Francisco Software Engineers earning around $122K, $119K, or $112K at each firm, respectively.

A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Yelp! Inc. ($108K), Oracle ($108K), and Apple Computer, Inc ($112K).

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer in San Francisco, California

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


Software Engineers in San Francisco, Calif. with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The relatively untested earn a median of $96K per year, but survey respondents who have racked up five to 10 years of experience report a six-figure median of $109K. For Software Engineers in San Francisco, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $123K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $133K.

Experience Affects Software Engineer in San Francisco, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%



National Average
$99,000


Skills That Affect Software Engineer in San Francisco, California Salaries

C
up arrow 5%

JavaScript
up arrow 2%

Python
up arrow 2%

Ruby on Rails
up arrow 1%

Linux
up arrow 1%

National Average
$99,000

Java
up arrow 1%

Oracle
up arrow 2%

C++
up arrow 4%

PHP
up arrow 4%

SQL
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UNIX
up arrow 7%

PL/SQL
up arrow 8%

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C#
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 252 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 6%