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

Updated May 17, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$131,783 /yr
Average Base Pay

34,555 salaries

$97K

Low

$132K

Average

$179K

High

Additional Cash Compensation
Average$21,660Range$4,030 - $116,421
The average salary for a Software Engineer is $131,783 in San Francisco, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 34,555 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Software Engineer employees in San Francisco, CA.

Seniority Levels

L2
Software Engineer$131,783 /yr
L3
Senior Software Engineer$151,310 /yr
L4
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Related Job Titles

Entry Level Software Engineer

$97,653

per year

Principal Software Engineer

$169,226

per year

Software Development Engineer

$135,342

per year

Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)

$117,648

per year

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Facebook
4.3

Facebook

Software Engineer

$159,057

 /yr
Range: $80K - $297K
6,458 salaries
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$80K

$297K

$80,257 - $296,854 Range

Uber
4

Uber

Software Engineer

$136,827

 /yr
Range: $86K - $223K

$86K

$223K

$85,771 - $222,697 Range

Google
4.5

Google

Software Engineer

$146,700

 /yr
Range: $64K - $304K

$64K

$304K

$63,881 - $304,265 Range

Cisco Systems
4.3

Cisco Systems

Software Engineer

$144,726

 /yr
Range: $98K - $235K

$98K

$235K

$97,643 - $235,315 Range

Salesforce
4.5

Salesforce

Software Engineer

$123,937

 /yr
Range: $103K - $216K

$103K

$216K

$103,344 - $215,625 Range

Pinterest
4.2

Pinterest

Software Engineer

$149,863

 /yr
Range: $94K - $231K

$94K

$231K

$94,370 - $230,847 Range

Yelp
3.4

Yelp

Software Engineer

$135,442

 /yr
Range: $96K - $196K

$96K

$196K

$95,717 - $195,820 Range

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Airbnb
4.3

Airbnb

Software Engineer

$186,798

 /yr
Range: $72K - $272K

$72K

$272K

$72,265 - $271,757 Range

Uatc

Software Engineer

$123,937

 /yr
Range: $98K - $166K

$98K

$166K

$98,011 - $165,954 Range

Twitter
4.2

Twitter

Software Engineer

$135,300

 /yr
Range: $95K - $269K

$95K

$269K

$94,892 - $268,731 Range

Splunk
4.2

Splunk

Software Engineer

$139,521

 /yr
Range: $104K - $218K

$104K

$218K

$104,177 - $217,785 Range

Snowflake
4.2

Snowflake

Software Engineer

$142,284

 /yr
Range: $124K - $192K

$124K

$192K

$123,937 - $191,826 Range

Square
4.3

Square

Software Engineer

$153,576

 /yr
Range: $99K - $291K

$99K

$291K

$98,703 - $291,058 Range

Dropbox
3.8

Dropbox

Software Engineer

$157,900

 /yr
Range: $78K - $275K

$78K

$275K

$77,944 - $274,659 Range

Lyft
4

Lyft

Software Engineer

$177,882

 /yr
Range: $110K - $1,457K

$110K

$1,457K

$109,542 - $1,456,666 Range

Facebook
4.3

Facebook

Software Engineer - Monthly Intern

$8,669

 /mo
Range: $2K - $12K

$2K

$12K

$1,626 - $12,083 Range

DoorDash
4

DoorDash

Software Engineer

$166,436

 /yr
Range: $125K - $261K

$125K

$261K

$124,512 - $260,744 Range

Informatica
4.3

Informatica

Software Engineer

$127,483

 /yr
Range: $93K - $197K

$93K

$197K

$92,658 - $197,188 Range

Oracle
3.7

Oracle

Software Engineer

$126,323

 /yr
Range: $26K - $203K

$26K

$203K

$26,136 - $202,843 Range

Electronic Arts
4.1

Electronic Arts

Software Engineer

$151,148

 /yr
Range: $90K - $177K

$90K

$177K

$89,520 - $177,334 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Software Engineer salaries

The average salary for a Software Engineer is $131,783 in San Francisco, CA Area. Salaries estimates are based on 34555 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Software Engineer employees in San Francisco, CA Area.

The highest salary for a Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA Area is $178,527 per year.

The lowest salary for a Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA Area is $97,279 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

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$149,000
per year
A Software Engineer reported making $149,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$115,000
per year
A Software Engineer reported making $115,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$127,054
per year
A Software Engineer reported making $127,054 per year
Additional Pay
$20k cash bonus
$5k stock bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$109,988
per year
A Software Engineer reported making $109,988 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$116,000
per year
A Software Engineer reported making $116,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$167,880
per year
A Software Engineer reported making $167,880 per year
Additional Pay
$15k stock bonus
Job Highlights
Full-time
51 to 200 employees
 
Company - Private
$82,779
per year
A Software Engineer reported making $82,779 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$132,324
per year
A Software Engineer reported making $132,324 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private