Updated Dec 13, 2021

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

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$122,392 / yrTotal Pay
$106,587 / yrBase Pay
$15,805 / yrAdditional Pay

$122,392

 / yr
$73K$264K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Software Engineers is $122,392 per year in the San Francisco, CA Area area, with an average salary of $106,587 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 $15,805 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 Francisco, CA Area

$133,428 /yr
Software Engineer
$153,870 /yr
Senior Software Engineer
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Related Job Titles

For Software Engineers in San Francisco, CA Area

Some related job titles are Entry Level Software Engineer Salaries with median pay of $123,607, Principal Software Engineer Salaries with median pay of $181,421, Software Development Engineer Salaries with median pay of $129,643, Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Salaries with median pay of $125,383.

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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.

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Recent Salaries Shared

For software engineers in San Francisco, CA Area

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Software Engineer

San Francisco, CA

 | 4-6 years

$140,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Software Engineer

San Francisco, CA

 | 4-6 years

$120,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Software Engineer

San Francisco, CA

 | <1 year

$80,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

<1 year
Yesterday
Expert Software Engineer

San Francisco, CA

 | 15+ years

$168,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Software Engineer

San Francisco, CA

 | 1-3 years

$180,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Software Engineer

San Francisco, CA

 | 1-3 years

$120,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Software Engineer

San Francisco, CA

 | 1-3 years

$175,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Software Engineer

San Francisco, CA

 | 4-6 years

$430,000

/yr

$220K | $210K

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Software Engineer

San Francisco, CA

 | 1-3 years

$150,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday

Software Engineers pay FAQ in San Francisco, CA Area

The average salary for a Software Engineers is $106,587 per year in San Francisco, CA Area. Salaries estimates are based on 14 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Software Engineers employees in San Francisco, CA Area.

The highest salary for a Software Engineers in San Francisco, CA Area is $160,126 per year.

The lowest salary for a Software Engineers in San Francisco, CA Area is $70,949 per year.

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