How much does a Software Engineer I make in San Francisco, CA? The average Software Engineer I salary in San Francisco, CA is $94,301 as of January 26, 2023, but the range typically falls between $86,055 and $103,396. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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25% $86,055 10% $78,547 90% $111,676 75% $103,396 $94,301 50%(Median)
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Job Description for Software Engineer I

Software Engineer I designs and develops software applications. Performs coding, debugging, testing and troubleshooting throughout the application development process. Being a Software Engineer I requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a manager. The Software Engineer I works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. To be a Software Engineer I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. (Copyright 2023 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-2.9%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 5.5%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 17.5%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-0.7%

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Skills associated with Software Engineer I: Source Code Management Software, Application lifecycle management (ALM) Software, Debugging, Software Requirements Specification ...More

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