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

$105,479
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$9,976
Bonus
$14,698
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Software Engineer in San Francisco, California is $105,479.
10%
$79k
MEDIAN
$105k
90%
$127k
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$79k - $127k
Bonus
$3k - $21k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $30k
Total Pay
$79k - $138k

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $116,657 based on 2,643 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $133,576 based on 729 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $142,746 based on 232 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $146,848.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (29.6% less), Austin, Texas (29.3% less) and San Diego, California (28.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,643 survey responses.
Early Career
72.6%
Mid Career
20.0%
Experienced
6.4%
Late Career
1.1%