Engineer salary in San Francisco, CA

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

59 salaries reported, updated at November 22, 2021
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
Was the salaries overview information useful?

Salaries by years of experience in San Francisco, CA

Was the years of experience information useful?

View job openings with the years of experience that is relevant to you on Indeed

Where can an Engineer earn more?

Compare salaries for Engineers in different locations

Best-paid skills and qualifications for engineers

Most recommended certification


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%

Top companies hiring Engineers with the recommended certification

View more companies for engineers
Was this information useful?

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Information tooltip for top skills.Top skillsEncryption+34.85%salary
Top skill
Job openings
248Company icon
919Company icon
Deep Learning
53Company icon
398Company icon
Cloud Infrastructure
206Company icon
Information tooltip for top specialties.Top specialtiesTelemetry+31.57%salary
Top specialty
Job openings
11 jobs
21Company icon
Information tooltip for top certifications.Top certificationsCCIE+32.77%salary
Top certification
Job openings
91Company icon
186Company icon
220Company icon
414Company icon
64Company icon
Information tooltip for top fields of study.Top fields of studyComputer Science Degree+30.79%salary
Top field of study
Job openings
Computer Science Degree
859 jobs
1,425Company icon
Computer Information Systems Degree
12 jobs
21Company icon
Computer Engineering Degree
169 jobs
242Company icon
Information Systems Degree
72 jobs
112Company icon
Medical Degree
54 jobs
76Company icon
Information tooltip for top licenses.Top licensesArchitecture License+36.68%salary
Top license
Job openings
Architecture License
28 jobs
54Company icon
Professional Engineer
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
Was the benefit information useful?

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.

Was this information useful?
How much should you be earning?
Get an estimated calculation of how much you should be earning and insight into your career options.
Get estimated pay range
See more details

Frequently asked questions

Common questions about salaries for an Engineer

How can I know if I am being paid fairly?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for an engineer, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

Was this answer helpful?

How much do similar professions to Engineer get paid?

Check the below indeed career pages for the detailed pay ranges for the similar professions to engineers:

Was this answer helpful?