Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
San Francisco Software Engineers with less experience do not necessarily bring home smaller paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to have little impact on salary. Starting salaries hover around $100K but quickly overtake six figures to $107K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $120K after 10 to 20 years. Once they've gotten two decades of experience under their belts, San Francisco Software Engineers encounter slower salary growth; at this point, they earn $129K annually. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up less than 10 of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 12 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 1 percent. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.