Average Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary in San Diego, California

$85,958
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,200
Bonus
$680
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The average salary for a Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in San Diego, California is $85,958.
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$63k
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MEDIAN $85,958
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Salary
$63k - $119k
Bonus
$608 - $9k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $680
Total Pay
$60k - $120k

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

An entry-level Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $78,352 based on 14 salaries. An early career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,196 based on 55 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $98,033 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $98,373 based on 15 salaries.
Employees with Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 27.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (14.9% more) and New York, New York (1.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (9.4% less), Chicago, Illinois (7.5% less) and Los Angeles, California (0.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 115 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.2%
Early Career
47.8%
Mid Career
27.0%
Experienced
13.0%