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How Much Do Best Software Engineers Earn in San Francisco in 2021?

Domagoj Vidovic

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We all know that software engineering is a well-paid job; even juniors can get 6 figures immediately after graduation.

The world's tech scene is in San Francisco, and the world's highest salaries can be found here.

What salaries have the 5 highest paid software engineers there? And which companies pay those ludicrous amounts of money?

Thankfully, we can access that information on levels.fyi.Let's dive in.

5. Google

Google takes the place 5 in SF with total yearly compensation of $1,25MM!

Because of high taxes, total salaries are spread across base salary, stocks, and bonuses.

In this case, the base salary is $335k; stocks are $780k, while $140k is paid through bonuses.

I said only, but the base salaries rarely go over $300k. It's just not efficient enough.

This person has 19 years of experience.

4. Roblox

Roblox, an online gaming platform, sits on place 4, with a salary of $1,29MM!

The base salary is $390k and stocks $900k.

The person behind it has "only" 10 years of experience.

3. Facebook

Giant Facebook takes 3rd place.

This person with 22 years of experience earns $1,3MM!

The base salary is $280k, stocks $950k, while the bonuses are $70k.

2. Facebook

Facebook strikes again with a salary of $1,4MM!

The base salary is $280k. Massive $1,05MM is paid through stocks, while the bonuses are $70k.

The person behind it has 25 years of experience.

1. Apple

Apple wins the race in SF.

The person behind it has 30 years of experience, and earns yearly a massive salary of $1,45MM!

The base salary is $320k, stocks $975k, and bonuses $130k.

Who will surpass Apple? It would be nice to check out the stats in 1 year.

What Can You Learn From All This?

Coding is a skill that doesn't require a PhD in computer science or a similar field.

It can be learned with so many platforms available online. A 2-3 month course can be perfect for the start, even if you're a complete beginner.

It will take some hard work, but even after 1 year, it's possible to get a nice job and salary.

You won't get $1MM+ for sure, but you can make around $100k in 2-3 years from now.

If you become really good at it, those numbers can be even higher (way higher)!

What is 2 or 3 years compared to your whole lifetime? This could be something that completely changes everything.

The world is going through massive technological growth, and software engineers are needed everywhere. Demand for them is huge because almost any business you start today will require software engineers!

That's why the situation on market is so good, and it will remain for many more years.

You can catch that ride.

Be consistent, and if you have any interest in technology, math, or science, give it a go.

The prices can be astonishing.

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