According to Comprehensive.io, a website that monitors the posted salary ranges of tech companies, tech companies with positions available in California are currently paying software engineers between $135,000 and $202,000 — a healthy chunk of change even in the pricey Bay Area.
The San Francisco Bay Area tech company paying software engineers the best is Google, with a pay range of $174,000 to $276,000 for Android or Google Cloud engineers.
Source: The best-paying San Francisco Bay Area tech companies hiring
If you think the pay is high, consider the prices of homes:
Median Home Prices
- Mountain View, CA $1.35 million
- Sunnyvale, $1.68 million
- Santa Clara, $1.5 million
- San Francisco, $1.35 million
- Palo Alto, $2.77 million
- Fremont, $1.3 million
Most of the housing stock was built post World War II and is now 50-70 years old.
California also has amongst the highest taxes in the nation.