Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Software Engineer make in San Diego, CA?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

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$101,397 / yrTotal Pay
$87,584 / yrBase Pay
$13,813 / yrAdditional Pay

$101,397

 / yr
$67K$155K
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The estimated total pay for a Software Engineer is $101,397 per year in the San Diego, CA area, with an average salary of $87,584 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $13,813 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

$101,397 /yr
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$133,441 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

Some related job titles are Entry Level Software Engineer Salaries with median pay of $93,607, Principal Software Engineer Salaries with median pay of $177,617, Software Development Engineer Salaries with median pay of $116,702, Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Salaries with median pay of $131,551.

Top Paying Companies

For a Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Software Engineer in San Diego, CA. Employers include Google, Meta and Yahoo.

1
Google
$188,465/yr
2
Meta
$176,350/yr
3
Yahoo
$172,938/yr
6
Adobe
$163,455/yr
7
Amazon
$159,404/yr
8
Uber
$158,181/yr
9
Apple
$157,854/yr
10
Tesla
$155,956/yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

The top 5 paying industries for a Software Engineer in San Diego, CA are Real Estate with a median total pay of $138,451, Restaurants & Food Service with a median total pay of $134,421, Media & Communication with a median total pay of $129,801, Manufacturing with a median total pay of $120,764, and Human Resources & Staffing with a median total pay of $120,206.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Real EstateReal Estate$138,451

    17% Higher than other industries

  • Restaurants & Food ServiceRestaurants & Food Service$134,421

    14% Higher than other industries

  • Media & CommunicationMedia & Communication$129,801

    11% Higher than other industries

  • ManufacturingManufacturing$120,764

    5% Higher than other industries

  • Human Resources & StaffingHuman Resources & Staffing$120,206

    4% Higher than other industries

Real Estate

The top paying company in Real Estate for Software Engineer is CoStar Group.

CoStar GroupCoStar Group$138,451/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Engineering?

Engineering jobs are in high demand with workers receiving generous compensation packages and bonuses. Engineering offers ample opportunity for growth and development with transferable skills across an array of fields from software, supply chain and logistics to aerospace. Most roles require at least a bachelor’s degree. To remain competitive, job-seekers should consider specialization or skill-specific programs such as coding boot-camps or certifications.

How does the Software engineer salary in San Diego, CA compare to the national average salary in US for the same job?

The average salary for a Software engineer in US is $108,249 per year based on 314,918 salary contributions, which is 3.03% more than the salary for a Software engineer in San Diego, CA. The cost of living and the local demand for the work are among the factors affecting wages. The top 3 companies in US where a Software engineer gets the highest compensation are Reed Exhibitions, TikTok and NVIDIA Corporation. Bigger companies typically pay 18.41% more than smaller companies for a Software engineer.

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Hi fellow fishes, I recently interviewed at GoJek and cleared all of the rounds. I even got a call from HR that you have been selected for the senior software engineer role. He then asked me my expected salary. Which i gave a ballpark figure of 28 Laks PA. Since then it has been 3 days and I haven't heard back. Should i call him back and quote a lower price? Need your advice here. P.S - i am from India and have around 4 years of experience. My current salary is around 15 lakhs pa.

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Software Engineer

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Software Engineer pay FAQ in San Diego, CA

The average salary for a Software Engineer is $87,584 per year in San Diego, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 411688 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Software Engineer employees in San Diego, CA.

The highest salary for a Software Engineer in San Diego, CA is $129,782 per year.

The lowest salary for a Software Engineer in San Diego, CA is $59,106 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Software Engineer or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Software Engineer.