Software Engineer in San Francisco Salary

Salaries for Software Engineers in San Francisco are generous, with average pay above six figures ($112K) per year. Total cash compensation to San Francisco Software Engineers bottoms out near $81K and approaches $152K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $21K from bonuses and almost $39K from profit sharing. The company and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Men account for the majority of Software Engineers in San Francisco, Calif. who responded to the questionnaire — 82 percent to be exact. The majority of San Francisco Software Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$80,946 - $142,329
$81K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $111,604
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$24.66 - $75.33
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$0$152K
Salary $80,946 - $142,329
Bonus $1,934 - $20,733
Profit Sharing $991 - $39,453
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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$81,261 - $152,445
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,682
Hourly Data $0$82
Hourly Rate $24.66 - $75.33
Hourly Tips $0.25
Overtime $40.80 - $82.51
Annual Data $0$152K
Bonus $1,934 - $20,733
Profit Sharing $991 - $39,453
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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$81,261 - $152,445
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 47

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About San Francisco, California

San Francisco County, California
864,816
Male:
439,752 (50.8%)
Female:
425,064 (49.2%)
San Francisco (SF) (/sæn frənˈsɪskoʊ/), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California and the only consolidated city-county in California. San Francisco is about 46.9 square miles (121 km2) in area. It is located on the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula. It is the smallest county in the state. It has a density of about 18,451 people per square mile (7,124 people per km2), making it the most densely settled large city (population greater than 200,000) in the state of California and the second-most densely populated major city in the United States after New York City. San Francisco is the fourth-most populous city in California, after Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Jose, and the 13th-most populous city in the United States—with a Census-estimated 2015 population of 864,816. The city and its surrounding areas are known as the San...
San Francisco:
$92,094
California:
$64,500
$1,659
San Francisco:
$941,400
California:
$449,100
3.6%

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Popular Employer Salaries for Software Engineer


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Software Engineers in San Francisco, Calif. include Google, Inc., Yelp! Inc., Salesforce.com, Inc., Facebook Inc, and Uber Technologies, Inc. Although the highest salaries can be found at Twitter where median pay is $145K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $120K and $175K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Amazon.com Inc, Airbnb, and Salesforce.com, Inc., where Software Engineers in San Francisco typically earn around $138K, $134K, or $130K, respectively.

General Electric Co (GE), Cisco Systems Inc, and Linkedin Corporation also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $103K, $106K, and $107K.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Software Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $110,000 based on 1,378 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $130,000 based on 391 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $148,000 based on 114 salaries. A Software Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $142,000 based on 19 salaries.

Key Stats for Software Engineer

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 175 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

▲29%

▲24%

▲13%

National Average
$115,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

▲1%


▼0%

▼0%

National Average
$115,000

▼3%


▼3%

SQL
▼4%

PHP
▼4%

C++
▼7%

C
▼7%

▼7%



C#
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 175 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
no benefits
None: 6%
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