Updated Dec 1, 2021
$125,000 /yr
Average Base Pay

128,079 salaries

$78K

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$125K

Average

$175K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The average salary for Software Engineer is $125,000 per year in California. Salaries estimates are based on 128079 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Software Engineer employees in California.

Seniority Levels

L2
Software Engineer$125,000 /yr
L3
Senior Software Engineer$160,000 /yr
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Google
4.5

Google

Software Engineer

$150,000

 /yr
Range: $11K - $334K
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$11K

$334K

$10,765 - $333,525 Range

Meta
4.3

Meta

Software Engineer

$160,435

 /yr
Range: $28K - $302K

$28K

$302K

$27,570 - $302,096 Range

Cisco Systems
4.3

Cisco Systems

Software Engineer

$130,530

 /yr
Range: $64K - $976K

$64K

$976K

$64,135 - $975,908 Range

Qualcomm
4.2

Qualcomm

Software Engineer

$112,045

 /yr
Range: $75K - $202K

$75K

$202K

$75,476 - $202,145 Range

NVIDIA
4.6

NVIDIA

Software Engineer

$158,111

 /yr
Range: $94K - $254K

$94K

$254K

$93,545 - $254,447 Range

Intel Corporation
4.2

Intel Corporation

Software Engineer

$156,745

 /yr
Range: $51K - $264K

$51K

$264K

$51,281 - $264,451 Range

Uber
4

Uber

Software Engineer

$141,039

 /yr
Range: $86K - $240K

$86K

$240K

$86,153 - $240,098 Range

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Quora, Inc.
4.2

Quora, Inc.

Software Engineer

$139,306

 /yr
Range: $127K - $219K

$127K

$219K

$126,970 - $218,789 Range

Applied Materials
4

Applied Materials

Software Engineer

$165,316

 /yr
Range: $71K - $221K

$71K

$221K

$70,605 - $221,392 Range

Yahoo
4

Yahoo

Software Engineer

$137,223

 /yr
Range: $13K - $311K

$13K

$311K

$13,328 - $311,178 Range

LinkedIn
4.4

LinkedIn

Software Engineer

$146,500

 /yr
Range: $100K - $338K

$100K

$338K

$99,899 - $337,935 Range

Apple
4.3

Apple

Software Engineer

$145,380

 /yr
Range: $14K - $358K

$14K

$358K

$13,647 - $357,619 Range

Fujitsu
3.6

Fujitsu

Software Engineer

$152,817

 /yr
Range: $108K - $177K

$108K

$177K

$107,590 - $177,447 Range

Intuit
4.5

Intuit

Software Engineer

$132,418

 /yr
Range: $80K - $243K

$80K

$243K

$80,061 - $242,967 Range

Microsoft
4.4

Microsoft

Software Engineer

$152,110

 /yr
Range: $70K - $301K

$70K

$301K

$70,097 - $300,852 Range

Salesforce
4.4

Salesforce

Software Engineer

$127,794

 /yr
Range: $83K - $280K

$83K

$280K

$82,731 - $280,359 Range

Pinterest
4.2

Pinterest

Software Engineer

$159,158

 /yr
Range: $96K - $238K

$96K

$238K

$96,465 - $237,868 Range

ServiceNow
4.4

ServiceNow

Software Engineer

$116,704

 /yr
Range: $34K - $166K

$34K

$166K

$34,202 - $166,466 Range

Yelp
3.5

Yelp

Software Engineer

$140,526

 /yr
Range: $84K - $238K

$84K

$238K

$83,687 - $238,226 Range

Airbnb
4.4

Airbnb

Software Engineer

$194,737

 /yr
Range: $71K - $280K

$71K

$280K

$70,907 - $280,215 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Software Engineer salaries

The average salary for a Software Engineer is $125,000 per year in California. Salaries estimates are based on 128079 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Software Engineer employees in California.

The highest salary for a Software Engineer in California is $175,000 per year.

The lowest salary for a Software Engineer in California is $78,000 per year.

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