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

Average base salary
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102 salaries reported, updated at Jul 01, 2020
$142,577
per year
The average salary for a engineer is $142,577 per year in San Francisco, CA.
96% higher
than national average
Most common benefits
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Stock ownership plan
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Disability insurance

Salaries by years of experience in San Francisco, CA

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for engineers

Most recommended license

Architecture Licensedimension-trending-icon

earn +36.68% more

The jobs requiring this license have increase by 22366.67% since 2018. Engineers with this license earn +36.68% more than the average base salary, which is $142,577 per year.

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top skill
Salary
Job openings
Companies
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
Specialty categories:
Top specialty
Salary
Job openings
Companies
Telemetry
+31.57%
11 jobs
21Company icon
Certification categories:
Top certification
Salary
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
Field of study categories:
Top field of study
Salary
Job openings
Companies
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
License categories:
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

  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Stock ownership plan
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Disability insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Paid time off
  • Dental insurance
  • Commuter assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Parental leave

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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