Engineer salary in San Francisco, CA

How much does an Engineer make in San Francisco, CA?

59 salaries reported, updated at November 22, 2021
$120,909
per year

The average salary for a engineer is $120,909 per year in San Francisco, CA.

100% higher
than national average

Most common benefits

  • Food provided
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Professional development assistance
  • Parental leave
  • Relocation assistance
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Salaries by years of experience in San Francisco, CA

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for engineers

Most recommended certification

CCIE

The jobs requiring this certification have decrease by 36.84% since 2018. Engineers with this certification earn +32.77% more than the average base salary, which is $120,909 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
20135increase by 5
20143decrease by 40.00%
201532increase by 966.67%
201615decrease by 53.13%
201710decrease by 33.33%
201819increase by 90.00%
201912decrease by 36.84%

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Information tooltip for top skills.Top skillsEncryption+34.85%salary
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Encryption
+34.85%
248Company icon
AWS
+35.15%
919Company icon
Deep Learning
+54.78%
53Company icon
CI/CD
+34.80%
398Company icon
Cloud Infrastructure
+35.49%
206Company icon
Information tooltip for top specialties.Top specialtiesTelemetry+31.57%salary
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Telemetry
+31.57%
11 jobs
21Company icon
Information tooltip for top certifications.Top certificationsCCIE+32.77%salary
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Job openings
Companies
CCIE
+32.77%
91Company icon
CCNP
+31.85%
186Company icon
CCNA
+28.42%
220Company icon
CISSP
+28.02%
414Company icon
SANS GIAC
+27.62%
64Company icon
Information tooltip for top fields of study.Top fields of studyComputer Science Degree+30.79%salary
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Computer Science Degree
+30.79%
859 jobs
1,425Company icon
Computer Information Systems Degree
+26.26%
12 jobs
21Company icon
Computer Engineering Degree
+22.61%
169 jobs
242Company icon
Information Systems Degree
+25.68%
72 jobs
112Company icon
Medical Degree
+15.63%
54 jobs
76Company icon
Information tooltip for top licenses.Top licensesArchitecture License+36.68%salary
Top license
Salary
Job openings
Companies
Architecture License
+36.68%
28 jobs
54Company icon
Professional Engineer
+6.81%
486 jobs
1,116Company icon

Most common benefits for Engineers

  • Food provided
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Professional development assistance
  • Parental leave
  • Relocation assistance
  • Disability insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 8,890 ratings

62% of Engineers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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