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

$133,576
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$12,351
Bonus
$19,327
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Software Engineer in San Francisco, California is $133,576.
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$98k
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$134k
90%
$164k
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$98k - $164k
Bonus
$5k - $28k
Profit Sharing
$5k - $51k
Total Pay
$98k - $178k

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

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

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. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $116,657 based on 2,642 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 Austin, Texas (31.7% less), Chicago, Illinois (30.5% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (25.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,403 survey responses.
Entry Level
14.4%
Early Career
77.6%
Experienced
6.8%
Late Career
1.2%