Software Engineer Salary in San Diego, California (United States)

The average salary for a Software Engineer in San Diego, California is $79,282 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Python and C. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Software Engineer in San Diego, California Total Pay (?
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$58,583 - $101,977
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $79,282
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Software Engineer in San Diego, California Total Pay (?
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$18.49 - $57.81
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MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,583 - $101,977  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,131  
Profit Sharing
$393.05 - $8,139  
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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$57,502 - $108,836  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 775
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.49 - $57.81  
   
Overtime
$30.38 - $59.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,131  
   
Profit Sharing
$393.05 - $8,139  
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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$57,502 - $108,836  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 775
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Experience Affects Software Engineer in San Diego, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%
National Average
$81,000

Skills That Affect Software Engineer in San Diego, California Salaries

C
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Python
up arrow 10%
Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 6%
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C++
up arrow 4%
National Average
$81,000
UNIX
up arrow 1%
Java
up arrow 3%
ASP.NET
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C#
up arrow 5%
SQL
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PL/SQL
up arrow 6%
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Gender
Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 6%
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