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How much does a Senior Engineer make in San Francisco, CA?

Updated Jun 13, 2021

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$130,992 /yr
Average Base Pay

762 salaries

$99K

Low

$131K

Average

$173K

High

Additional Cash Compensation
Average$13,066Range$3,351 - $50,953
The average salary for a Senior Engineer is $130,992 in San Francisco, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 762 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Senior Engineer employees in San Francisco, CA.

Seniority Levels

L3
Senior Engineer$130,992 /yr
L4
Engineer Leader$215,697 /yr
L5
Principal Engineer$162,524 /yr
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Dolby
4.3

Dolby

Senior Engineer

$138,034

 /yr
Range: $135K - $153K
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$135K

$153K

$135,101 - $152,694 Range

Genentech
4.2

Genentech

Senior Engineer

$149,696

 /yr
Range: $129K - $215K

$129K

$215K

$129,074 - $215,000 Range

Exponent
3.6

Exponent

Senior Engineer

$130,305

 /yr
Range: $112K - $160K

$112K

$160K

$112,281 - $160,204 Range

Seagate Technology
3.8

Seagate Technology

Senior Engineer

$122,845

 /yr
Range: $113K - $134K

$113K

$134K

$112,827 - $133,899 Range

Alipay
3.6

Alipay

Senior Engineer

$124,807

 /yr
Range: $125K - $177K

$125K

$177K

$124,807 - $177,007 Range

Thornton Tomasetti
3.8

Thornton Tomasetti

Senior Engineer

$82,204

 /yr
Range: $74K - $92K

$74K

$92K

$73,600 - $92,044 Range

Samsung Research America
3.9

Samsung Research America

Senior Engineer

$133,858

 /yr
Range: $112K - $163K

$112K

$163K

$111,506 - $162,894 Range

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Target
3.7

Target

Senior Engineer

$142,512

 /yr
Range: $69K - $153K

$69K

$153K

$68,932 - $153,040 Range

Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US)
3.9

Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US)

Senior Engineer

$134,860

 /yr
Range: $123K - $164K

$123K

$164K

$122,873 - $163,691 Range

Bayer
4.1

Bayer

Senior Engineer

$108,679

 /yr
Range: $104K - $115K

$104K

$115K

$104,182 - $115,254 Range

Parsons Brinckerhoff
3.1

Parsons Brinckerhoff

Senior Engineer

$109,332

 /yr
Range: $96K - $112K

$96K

$112K

$96,257 - $111,991 Range

Pacific Gas and Electric
3.8

Pacific Gas and Electric

Senior Engineer

$142,298

 /yr
Range: $112K - $154K

$112K

$154K

$112,470 - $153,746 Range

Arup
4.1

Arup

Senior Engineer

$114,455

 /yr
Range: $96K - $123K

$96K

$123K

$96,247 - $122,873 Range

DNV GL
3.8

DNV GL

Senior Engineer

$115,423

 /yr
Range: $100K - $124K

$100K

$124K

$99,564 - $124,371 Range

Lucid Motors
4.1

Lucid Motors

Senior Engineer

$145,531

 /yr
Range: $120K - $247K

$120K

$247K

$120,493 - $247,024 Range

Emulex
3.3

Emulex

Senior Engineer

$114,838

 /yr
Range: $98K - $137K

$98K

$137K

$98,037 - $136,852 Range

WSP
3.5

WSP

Senior Engineer

$98,071

 /yr
Range: $87K - $174K

$87K

$174K

$87,323 - $173,853 Range

Pacific Biosciences
4.2

Pacific Biosciences

Senior Engineer

$133,368

 /yr
Range: $115K - $157K

$115K

$157K

$114,726 - $157,076 Range

Oracle
3.7

Oracle

Senior Engineer

$133,082

 /yr
Range: $109K - $176K

$109K

$176K

$108,932 - $176,302 Range

Parsons Corporation
3.9

Parsons Corporation

Senior Engineer

$110,394

 /yr
Range: $85K - $123K

$85K

$123K

$85,335 - $122,730 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Senior Engineer salaries

The average salary for a Senior Engineer is $130,992 in San Francisco, CA Area. Salaries estimates are based on 762 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Senior Engineer employees in San Francisco, CA Area.

The highest salary for a Senior Engineer in San Francisco, CA Area is $173,274 per year.

The lowest salary for a Senior Engineer in San Francisco, CA Area is $99,027 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent senior engineer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$168,186
per year
A Sr. Engineer reported making $168,186 per year
Additional Pay
$20k cash bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$135,000
per year
A Senior Engineer reported making $135,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$175,000
per year
A Senior Engineer reported making $175,000 per year
Additional Pay
$53k cash bonus
$50k stock bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$121,000
per year
A Senior Engineer reported making $121,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$120,000
per year
A Senior SoftwarTest Engineer reported making $120,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Contract
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$105,000
per year
A Senior Engineer reported making $105,000 per year
Additional Pay
$7k cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$240,000
per year
A Senior Capacity Engineer reported making $240,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public
$131,901
per year
A Senior Supervising Engineer reported making $131,901 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$279,000
per year
A Senior Softeware Engineer reported making $279,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$147,163
per year
A Senior Engineer reported making $147,163 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
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