Average Early-Career Software Engineer Salary in San Francisco, California

$116,657
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$10,255
Bonus
$17,500
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The average salary for an Early-Career Software Engineer in San Francisco, California is $116,657.
10%
$87k
MEDIAN
$117k
90%
$143k
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Salary
$87k - $143k
Bonus
$3k - $24k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $42k
Total Pay
$88k - $156k

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

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 $105,479 based on 489 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $133,576 based on 730 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $143,068 based on 232 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $147,975.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (30.9% less), Austin, Texas (30.0% less) and San Diego, California (29.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,491 survey responses.
Entry Level
32.8%
Mid Career
49.0%
Experienced
15.6%
Late Career
2.7%