Software Engineer Salary in San Francisco

San Francisco Software Engineers receive generous compensation — earning an average of $101K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Final cash compensation to Software Engineers in San Francisco varies from around $71K to approximately $140K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $19K and $40K, respectively. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. 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. Men account for the majority of Software Engineers in San Francisco who responded to the questionnaire — 89 percent to be exact. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$71,086 - $130,907

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$20.47 - $98.14

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$71,086 - $130,907  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,200  
Profit Sharing
$20.13 - $39,947  
Total Pay (?
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$71,285 - $140,308  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,993
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$20.47 - $98.14  
   
Overtime
$29.09 - $85.07  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,200  
   
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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$71,285 - $140,308  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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 Software Engineers in San Francisco, Calif. Although salaries only range from $107K to just $146K, Salesforce.com, Inc. still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $128K. Yelp! Inc., Google, Inc., and Twitter also offer top salaries for San Francisco Software Engineers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $124K, $123K, and $122K, respectively.

Also approaching the lower end are Cisco Systems Inc at $105K, Oracle at $110K, and Apple Computer, Inc at $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, Calif. do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The relatively untested earn a median of $100K per year, but survey respondents who have racked up five to 10 years of experience report a six-figure median of $117K. San Francisco Software Engineers 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 $135K.

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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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Ruby
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C
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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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SQL
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PHP
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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 250 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

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: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 6%
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