Triplebyte Salary Tool
/* How much money do Software Engineers actually make in San Jose, CA? */
The average salary for a Triplebyte certified Software Engineer in San Jose, CA is $154,586.
Ranging from $136,919 at the 25th percentile to $170,419 at the 75th percentile. Top earners, the top 10%, earn more than $200,044 per year. Create a free Triplebyte profile to see current roles (with salary ranges) that match your skills and experience.
Software Engineer salary data by experience level, and company size
Software Engineers are at a fundamental disadvantage in salary and equity negotiations. They always know less than the hiring manager. We believe this is unfair, so we built this tool to help you negotiate better offers. Also, most available online salary numbers are suspect due to self-reporting and selection bias. In contrast, we aggregate figures from actual offers made to software engineers on Triplebyte in real-time. Those numbers can vary widely by location.
About the data
We're showing base salary only in our salary ranges. Employers also offer equity (stock options, RSUs), annual bonus, signing bonus, relocation package, and other benefits or additional cash compensation - which often add up to a substantial fraction of total compensation. However, it's disingenuous to compare these non-salary components on a single axis, and we advise candidates individually on these tradeoffs when comparing their offers. You can calculate the potential value of your equity offer using our startup equity value calculator.
Most online salary data is suspect due to self-reporting and selection bias. In contrast, we aggregate figures from all offers made to software engineers on Triplebyte in real-time.
Engineers are at a fundamental disadvantage in salary and equity negotiations. They always know less than their hiring manager. We believe this is unfair.
Companies hiring through Triplebyte are incentivized to give competitive best offers because they know our engineers are likely to get many offers at the same time, and we provide one-on-one guidance to help you negotiate with multiple companies at once.
Data last updated: Yesterday, March 29, 2023