Average Software Engineer Salary in San Francisco, California

$119,771
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$10,448
Bonus
$19,574
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The average salary for a Software Engineer in San Francisco, California is $119,771.
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$89k
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$120k
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$150k
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What Do Software Engineers Do?

Popular Employer Salaries for Software Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Software Engineer are from the companies Google, Inc., Salesforce.com, Inc. and Yelp! Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Uber Technologies, Inc. where the average pay is $129,944. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Salesforce.com, Inc. and Google, Inc., earning around $128,944 and $124,303, respectively. Microsoft Corp pays the lowest at around $116,616. Yelp! Inc. and Facebook Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $118,271 and $120,737, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Software Engineers?

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

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 $107,891 based on 436 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $119,630 based on 2,555 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $136,669 based on 679 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $143,151 based on 204 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 (30.5% less), Austin, Texas (28.6% less) and San Diego, California (26.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,907 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.2%
Early Career
65.4%
Mid Career
17.4%
Experienced
5.2%
Late Career
0.8%