When comparing average annual software engineer base salaries and the number of employers currently hiring for software engineers across 20 of the largest U.S. cities, the West Coast leads the way. Software engineers in the San Francisco Bay Area earn the highest average annual base salary ($111,885), followed by those in Seattle ($103,196) and San Diego ($93,993) to round out the top three. Interestingly, 17 of the 25 highest paying companies are based in the San Francisco Bay Area. However, while the San Francisco Bay Area also leads for the most employers hiring software engineers (3,846), two East Coast cities complete the top three – New York City (2,264), followed by Washington, D.C. (2,139). Currently, 15,732 employers across the U.S. are hiring software engineers. Continue reading via Glassdoor.