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Software Engineer Salary in San Francisco

Average pay for a Software Engineer in San Francisco, Calif. is considerable, rounding six figures at $100K per year. Cash earnings for Software Engineers in San Francisco — which occasionally include more than $16K from bonuses and more than $39K from profit sharing — stretch from around $70K to approximately $136K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Most San Francisco Software Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$69,787 - $128,446
(Median)
$70K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $99,569
10%
50%
90%

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$20.20 - $97.29
(Median)
$20
$41
$97
MEDIAN: $41.00
10%
50%
90%

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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
$69,787 - $128,446  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,894  
Profit Sharing
$981 - $38,783  
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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$70,020 - $136,498  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,858
National Hourly Rate 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$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$20.20 - $97.29  
   
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 - $15,894  
   
Profit Sharing
$981 - $38,783  
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).
)
$70,020 - $136,498  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70

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Many Software Engineers in San Francisco, Calif. can be found at Google, Inc., Salesforce.com, Inc., Twitter, Linkedin Corporation, and Cisco Systems Inc, firms that are at the top of the field. For San Francisco Software Engineers, comfortable salaries can be found at Apple Computer, Inc; in fact, median earnings sit around $128K, the highest in the area. Also paying near the top of the field are Salesforce.com, Inc. at $127K, Google, Inc. at $122K, and Twitter, where Software Engineers in San Francisco, Calif. annually earn $122K.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $76K to just $131K — but Linkedin Corporation offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $107K. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Cisco Systems Inc at $109K, Oracle at $110K, and Yelp! Inc., where $113K is the norm.

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

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


For Software Engineers in San Francisco, Calif., experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $99K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $113K. San Francisco Software Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $125K. Software Engineers in San Francisco who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $135K on average.

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Experience Affects Software Engineer in San Francisco, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%



National Average
$102,000


Skills That Affect Software Engineer in San Francisco, California Salaries

C
up arrow 6%

Linux
up arrow 4%

JavaScript
up arrow 1%

Python
up arrow 1%

Ruby on Rails
0%

National Average
$102,000

Java
up arrow 1%

C++
up arrow 3%

PHP
up arrow 3%

Oracle
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 4%

UNIX
up arrow 4%

up arrow 5%

up arrow 7%

up arrow 11%

C#
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 256 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 6%