Software Engineer Salary in San Francisco

Average pay for Software Engineers in San Francisco is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($101K). Total incomes of Software Engineers in San Francisco, Calif. incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $19K from bonuses and close to $40K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $71K and $140K. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority (88 percent) of San Francisco Software Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. Most Software Engineers in San Francisco like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$70,828 - $130,465
(Median)
$71K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $100,642
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$20.47 - $98.14
(Median)
$20
$43
$98
MEDIAN: $43.00
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National Salary 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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$70,828 - $130,465  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,889  
Profit Sharing
$20.13 - $39,947  
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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$71,014 - $140,182  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,962
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$20.47 - $98.14  
   
Overtime
$29.09 - $85.07  
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 - $18,889  
   
Profit Sharing
$20.13 - $39,947  
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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$71,014 - $140,182  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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Google, Inc., Salesforce.com, Inc., Twitter, Yelp! Inc., and Apple Computer, Inc are among the top companies that take on many San Francisco Software Engineers. Although Salesforce.com, Inc. offers the highest salaries (median pay is $128K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $107K to $146K. Other big spenders include Google, Inc., Twitter, and Yelp! Inc., top-paying firms where Software Engineers in San Francisco, Calif. see paychecks nearing $123K, $122K, or $120K.

Cisco Systems Inc, Oracle, and Apple Computer, Inc also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $105K, $110K, and $115K.

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 with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $100K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $116K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Software Engineers in San Francisco, Calif. bring in $128K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $137K.

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Experience Affects Software Engineer in San Francisco, California Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$103,000


Skills That Affect Software Engineer in San Francisco, California Salaries

Objective-C
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C
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Ruby
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Python
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Ruby on Rails
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Linux
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JavaScript
0%

National Average
$103,000

Java
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C++
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PHP
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SQL
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UNIX
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C#
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 249 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 6%
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