Software Engineer salary in San Francisco

Average Base Salary in San Francisco

$169,900
$8,040
Additional Cash Compensation
$177,940
Total Compensation
Median: $170K
Min: $130K
Max: $204K

How Much Does a Software Engineer Make in San Francisco?

The average salary for a Software Engineer in San Francisco is $169,900. The average additional cash compensation for a Software Engineer in San Francisco is $8,040. The average total compensation for a Software Engineer in San Francisco is $177,940. Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In San Francisco from anonymous Software Engineer employees in San Francisco.

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Account Executive
Account Manager
Accountant
Analytics Manager
Android Developer
Art Director
Associate Product Manager
Automation Engineer
Brand Manager
Budget Analyst
Business Analyst
Business Development Manager
Business Development Representative
Business Intelligence Analyst
Business Intelligence Developer
Business Intelligence Manager
CFO (Chief Financial Officer)
Chief Information Officer
Chief People Officer
Client Success Manager
CMO (Chief Marketing Officer)
Community Manager
Content Mananger
Content Marketing Manager
Content Strategist
Controller
COO (Chief Operating Officer)
Copywriter
CPO (Chief Product Officer)
Creative Chief Officer
Creative Director
CRO (Chief Revenue Officer)
CTO (Chief Technology Officer)
Customer Support Manager
Customer Support Rep
Data Analyst
Data Architect
Data Engineer
Data Engineering Manager
Data Scientist
Database Administrator
Design Director
Desktop Support
DevOps Engineer
Digital Marketing Manager
Director of Analytics
Director of Customer Success
Director of Marketing
Director of Operations
Director of Product Management
Director of Product Marketing
Director of Product Marketing
Director of Software Engineering
Editor
Email Marketing Manager
Engineering Manager
Event Planner
Finance Director
Financial Analyst
Front End Developer
Game Developer
Hardware Engineer
HR Coordinator
HR Director
HR Manager
HR Specialist
Implementation Manager
Implementation Specialist
Inside Sales Manager
Inside Sales Representative
iOS Developer
Junior Business Analyst
Junior Data Analyst
Junior Data Scientist
Junior Software Engineer
Lead Software Engineer
Machine Learning Engineer
Marketing Associate
Marketing Coordinator
Marketing Manager
Marketing Operations Manager
Office Manager
Operations Associate
Operations Manager
Principal Software Engineer
Product Analyst
Product Designer
Product Manager
Product Marketing Manager
Product Owner
Project Coordinator
Project Manager
Public Relations Manager
Public Relations Specialist
QA Analyst
QA Engineer
QA Manager
Recruiter
Sales Development Representative
Sales Director
Sales Engineer
Sales Manager
Sales Operations Analyst
Sales Operations Manager
Salesforce Developer
Scrum Master
Security Engineer
Senior Accountant
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Senior Data Engineer
Senior Data Scientist
Senior Financial Analyst
Senior Marketing Manager
Senior Product Manager
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Senior Project Manager
Senior Recruiter
Senior Software Engineer
Senior Technical Writer
Senior UI Designer
Senior UX Designer
SEO Manager
SEO Specialist
Site Reliability Engineer
Social Media Manager
Software Engineer
Software Test Engineer
Systems Engineer
Technical Product Manager
Technical Project Manager
Technical Recruiter
Technical Support
Technical Writer
UI Designer
UX Designer
UX Researcher
Vice President of Care
Vice President of Engineering
Vice President of Finance
Vice President of Human Resources
Vice President of Marketing
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Software Engineer jobs in San Francisco

Software Engineer

San Francisco
13 hours ago
+28
As a Software Engineer you will play a central role in building a quality digital closing platform that our partners can trust and use. We build high-volume, low-latency applications for mission-critical business systems that enable our users to streamline workflows. You will design, build, and maintain APIs, services, and distributed systems. In addition to contributing to core services, you will contribute to debugging production issues across services, participate in code reviews and arch specs. Your day to day interactions span product and engineering teams to release at a high velocity in all phases of the SDLC. We have a small team so your contributions will have huge impact.

Software Engineer

San Francisco
1 day ago
Who is Mindstrong? Mindstrong is a research-driven, consumer-focused mental healthcare company working to unlock a new virtual care model for delivering healthcare to people living with a serious mental illness (SMI) through innovations in measurement science, and care delivery. Our services are offered to people with an SMI through active partnerships with several nationwide health insurance payers. As a Series C company, we have a blend of

Software Engineer

San Francisco
5 days ago
+44
Blend is looking for talented software engineers to join our diverse and fast-growing engineering team. As a software engineer, you’ll work throughout the stack, from large-scale data processing to web UI. Specifically, you will be responsible for building new features and functionality enabling our company to deliver critical software to major mortgage lenders. If you are a developer with a deep understanding of CS fundamentals and are excited by a dynamic, collaborative work environment, we want to hear from you!

Software Engineer

Peninsula
6 days ago
+18
It’s our mission to empower every person to improve their life through DNA. We believe DNA will be digitally accessible to each person so that it can be used—at any time—to improve health outcomes and accelerate research. Helix powers life-changing population health programs. Our world-class clinical laboratory platform and proprietary Exome+ assay enable health systems to integrate genomic information into routine clinical care and enhance the

Software Engineer

San Francisco
1 week ago
+33
Our backend systems power the clients used by millions of customers every year to buy their groceries online. These systems must also support tight integration with the largest retailers in the US and Canada. Engineering at Instacart provides the opportunity to work on challenging scaling problems while also designing the features that will define our industry. You will learn how to build in an open collaborative environment serving millions of requests daily.

Software Engineer

Peninsula
1 week ago
+42
Push the limits of mobile devices and create great user experiences. Build smooth, stable, and fun products. Develop features from design through implementation and launch. Evaluate technical tradeoffs of every decision and work with design on the best UI and infrastructure practices. Perform code reviews that guarantee code quality. Use Kotlin, Java, RxJava, Dagger, and other great tools to build smooth, stable, and fun products. Own features from design through implementation and launch.

Software Engineer

San Francisco
1 week ago
+29
Udemy Engineering is responsible for building the core technologies, features, and capabilities that enable learners and instructors around the world. We enable students to acquire new knowledge and we build tools to attract top instructors to teach on Udemy.  We are looking for top computer science/engineering students who are passionate about the latest techniques and technologies for developing highly scalable, consumer-grade web experiences. If you are a self-starter and someone who is excited to join us and learn how we build our platforms and features, we are interested in talking to you!

Software Engineer, Platform Engineering

Peninsula
1 week ago
+44
Come help us build the world's most reliable on-demand, logistics engine for delivery! We're bringing on accomplished engineers to help us create and maintain a 24x7, no downtime, global infrastructure system that powers DoorDash’s three-sided marketplace of consumers, merchants, and dashers. At DoorDash, our software engineers work on everything from backend systems to beautiful and thoughtful user interfaces, to scaling products that will

Software Engineer, Data Engineering

San Francisco
1 week ago
+34
Collaborate with product managers, data analysts, and machine learning engineers to develop pipelines and ETL tasks in order to facilitate the extraction of insights from data. Build, maintain, and scale data pipelines that empower Doximity’s products. Establish data architecture processes and practices that can be scheduled, automated, replicated and serve as standards for other teams to leverage. Spearhead, plan, and carry out the implementation of solutions while self-managing.

Staff Software Engineer - Data Engineering

San Francisco
1 day ago
Who is Mindstrong? Mindstrong is a research-driven, consumer-focused mental healthcare company creating a new virtual care model for delivering healthcare to people living with a serious mental illness (SMI) through innovations in measurement science, and care delivery. Our services are offered to people with an SMI through active partnerships with several nationwide health insurance payers. As a Series C company, we have a blend of science,

Software Engineer, Backend - App Engine

San Francisco
5 days ago
+44
The challenges we face are highly technical and highly impactful for other engineering teams in the company! We are looking for engineers who are passionate about distributed systems design, performance optimization, software architecture and scalability. You are a strong collaborator who is willing to work with feature development teams to understand their needs from the platform, to design solutions that fulfill their immediate needs but that also establish good patterns for the long-term scalability and maintainability of the application.

Backend Software Engineer, Performance Engineering

San Francisco
1 week ago
+46
Participate in the rapid evolution of Chime, using an agile performance engineering methodology. Apply the latest tools, techniques and research insights to drive improvements into the core financial products. Work on a disruptive product that’s already generating substantial revenue but also growing rapidly. Solve challenging problems that will continue to further Financial services in the cloud. Build a product that will leverage the scale of unlimited resources available in the cloud.

Software Engineer Salary ranges

The most common Software Engineer salary in San Francisco is between $160k - $170k.

Average Software Engineer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Software Engineer make the most at companies with 11-50 employees, earning $177,500 on average.

Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Software Engineer salary for women is $155,667 and the average Software Engineer salary for men is $165,833.

Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $171,250.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in San Francisco

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
Junior Software Engineer $93,000
Min: $93K
Max: $93K
QA Analyst $109,928
Min: $96K
Max: $153K
Automation Engineer $119,645
Min: $105K
Max: $150K
Salesforce Developer $119,944
Min: $100K
Max: $175K
Android Developer $122,207
Min: $92K
Max: $178K
QA Engineer $126,438
Min: $120K
Max: $136K
Software Test Engineer $129,219
Min: $118K
Max: $150K
Front End Developer $136,500
Min: $120K
Max: $164K
iOS Developer $141,941
Min: $108K
Max: $183K
Game Developer $143,000
Min: $142K
Max: $144K
Data Engineer $145,038
Min: $131K
Max: $185K
Hardware Engineer $147,925
Min: $115K
Max: $190K
Sales Engineer $150,537
Min: $110K
Max: $173K
Security Engineer $153,400
Min: $128K
Max: $189K
QA Manager $154,152
Min: $143K
Max: $174K
Database Administrator $163,000
Min: $151K
Max: $175K
Machine Learning Engineer $163,400
Min: $130K
Max: $210K
Systems Engineer $164,500
Min: $144K
Max: $185K
Data Architect $164,574
Min: $146K
Max: $225K
Software Engineer $169,900
Min: $130K
Max: $204K
Site Reliability Engineer $171,500
Min: $153K
Max: $190K
DevOps Engineer $174,065
Min: $130K
Max: $194K
Lead Software Engineer $185,750
Min: $170K
Max: $195K
Senior Software Engineer $193,026
Min: $152K
Max: $218K
Engineering Manager $204,879
Min: $160K
Max: $250K
Data Engineering Manager $205,250
Min: $180K
Max: $230K
Principal Software Engineer $206,774
Min: $193K
Max: $250K
Director of Software Engineering $213,594
Min: $190K
Max: $275K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $233,958
Min: $150K
Max: $292K
Vice President of Engineering $287,469
Min: $216K
Max: $380K

Skills that affect Software Engineer salaries in San Francisco

1
Amazon Web Services
17% have this skill
2
Java
17% have this skill
3
Python
11% have this skill
4
Scala
11% have this skill
5
SQL
6% have this skill
6
DevOps
6% have this skill

Recent Software Engineer salaries in San Francisco

$185,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $185,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
San Francisco
$160,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $160,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
1-10 Employees
San Francisco
1-5 Reports
$145,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $145,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
51-200 Employees
San Francisco
$130,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $130,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
San Francisco
$150,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $150,000 with +$15,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
San Francisco
1-5 Reports
$175,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $175,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
San Francisco
$150,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $150,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
San Francisco
$175,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $175,000 with +$7,200 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
San Francisco
$162,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $162,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
San Francisco
$175,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $175,000 with +$8,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
San Francisco
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