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Average Experienced Software Engineer Salary in San Francisco, California

$145,325
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$14,544
Bonus
$36,500
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The average salary for an Experienced Software Engineer in San Francisco, California is $145,325.
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$186k
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What Do Software Engineers Do?

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What Are Popular Skills for Software Engineers?

Skills in Java, JavaScript and Python are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Linux and SQL.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineers?

An entry-level Software Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $108,331 based on 419 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $120,136 based on 2,484 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $137,285 based on 683 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $151,710.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (28.1% less), Austin, Texas (26.7% less) and San Diego, California (21.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,619 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.6%
Early Career
68.6%
Mid Career
18.9%
Late Career
0.9%