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Updated Dec 13, 2021

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

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$170,415 / yrTotal Pay
$147,575 / yrBase Pay
$22,839 / yrAdditional Pay

$170,415

 / yr
$111K$324K
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The estimated total pay for a Staff Software Engineer is $170,415 per year in the San Francisco, CA Area area, with an average salary of $147,575 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 $22,839 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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What are some related job titles for Staff Software Engineer?

Some related job titles are Engineering Manager Salaries with median pay of $171,171, Software Developer Salaries with median pay of $120,884, Software Development Engineer Salaries with median pay of $128,937, Lead Software Engineer Salaries with median pay of $168,198.

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Walmart
3.3

Walmart

Staff Software Engineer

$187,343

 /yr
Range: $155K - $221K

$155K

$221K

$155,202 - $220,615 Range

IBM
4.1

IBM

Staff Software Engineer

$137,834

 /yr
Range: $108K - $200K

$108K

$200K

$108,022 - $199,593 Range

Twitter
4.2

Twitter

Staff Software Engineer

$226,541

 /yr
Range: $182K - $278K

$182K

$278K

$181,600 - $277,809 Range

Visa Inc.
4.0

Visa Inc.

Staff Software Engineer

$160,390

 /yr
Range: $111K - $194K

$111K

$194K

$110,757 - $194,424 Range

Box
4.6

Box

Staff Software Engineer

$230,231

 /yr
Range: $192K - $282K

$192K

$282K

$191,584 - $281,740 Range

Google
4.5

Google

Staff Software Engineer

$253,229

 /yr
Range: $214K - $289K

$214K

$289K

$214,006 - $288,697 Range

Tesla
3.7

Tesla

Staff Software Engineer

$178,500

 /yr
Range: $164K - $221K

$164K

$221K

$164,008 - $221,113 Range

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LinkedIn
4.5

LinkedIn

Staff Software Engineer

$238,775

 /yr
Range: $201K - $288K

$201K

$288K

$201,440 - $287,525 Range

Brocade
4.2

Brocade

Staff Software Engineer

$167,774

 /yr
Range: $150K - $192K

$150K

$192K

$149,875 - $191,896 Range

GE Digital
3.7

GE Digital

Staff Software Engineer

$178,814

 /yr
Range: $156K - $206K

$156K

$206K

$156,328 - $206,155 Range

Sun Microsystems
4.3

Sun Microsystems

Staff Software Engineer

$172,685

 /yr
Range: $140K - $199K

$140K

$199K

$139,506 - $199,051 Range

GE
4.0

GE

Staff Software Engineer

$176,335

 /yr
Range: $148K - $197K

$148K

$197K

$147,894 - $197,154 Range

Intuit
4.6

Intuit

Staff Software Engineer

$184,518

 /yr
Range: $155K - $218K

$155K

$218K

$154,910 - $218,306 Range

Slack
4.6

Slack

Staff Software Engineer

$225,094

 /yr
Range: $179K - $251K

$179K

$251K

$179,414 - $251,457 Range

PlayStation
3.9

PlayStation

Staff Software Engineer

$178,037

 /yr
Range: $156K - $219K

$156K

$219K

$156,004 - $218,508 Range

Uber
4.0

Uber

Staff Software Engineer

$260,424

 /yr
Range: $205K - $290K

$205K

$290K

$204,776 - $289,629 Range

EFI
3.4

EFI

Staff Software Engineer

$144,078

 /yr
Range: $118K - $195K

$118K

$195K

$117,703 - $194,835 Range

E*TRADE
3.8

E*TRADE

Staff Software Engineer

$113,585

 /yr
Range: $103K - $134K

$103K

$134K

$102,632 - $134,465 Range

Zendesk
4.2

Zendesk

Staff Software Engineer

$191,536

 /yr
Range: $180K - $206K

$180K

$206K

$180,000 - $205,610 Range

Blackhawk Network
3.5

Blackhawk Network

Staff Software Engineer

$162,168

 /yr
Range: $138K - $194K

$138K

$194K

$137,812 - $193,773 Range

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$200,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Staff Software Engineer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$178,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Staff Software Engineer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$240,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$48,000/yr
Stock Bonus$200,000/yr

11 days ago by a Staff Software Engineer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$250,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$50,000/yr
Stock Bonus$300,000/yr

12 days ago by a Staff Software Engineer with 7 to 9 years of experience

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$140,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

14 days ago by a Staff Software Engineer with 10 to 14 years of experience

$170,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$10,000/yr
Stock Bonus$4,000/yr

17 days ago by a Staff Software Engineer with 10 to 14 years of experience

$194,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

17 days ago by a Staff Software Engineer with 10 to 14 years of experience

$180,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

19 days ago by a Staff Software Engineer with 10 to 14 years of experience

$200,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

19 days ago by a Staff Software Engineer with 4 to 6 years of experience

$212,175

/yrAvg Base Salary

21 days ago by a Staff Software Engineer with 7 to 9 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Staff Software Engineer salaries

The average salary for a Staff Software Engineer is $172,541 per year in San Francisco, CA Area. Salaries estimates are based on 1487 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Staff Software Engineer employees in San Francisco, CA Area.

The highest salary for a Staff Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA Area is $225,863 per year.

The lowest salary for a Staff Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA Area is $131,808 per year.

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