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Average Entry-Level Software Engineer Salary in San Francisco, California

$108,566
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$10,151
Bonus
$15,386
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Software Engineer in San Francisco, California is $108,566.
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$82k
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$109k
90%
$130k
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What Do Software Engineers Do?

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What Are Popular Skills for Software Engineers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineers?

An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $120,657 based on 2,490 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $137,941 based on 680 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $145,325 based on 189 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 Chicago, Illinois (30.7% less), Austin, Texas (30.0% less) and San Diego, California (28.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,392 survey responses.
Early Career
73.4%
Mid Career
20.0%
Experienced
5.6%
Late Career
1.0%