Average Salary for Nuance Communications, Inc. Employees

Operating out of Seattle, Wash., software development company Nuance Communications, Inc. employs talent in positions ranging from Medical Transcriptionist to Senior Software Engineer. Nuance Communications, Inc. pays its employees $87K annually on average. Nuance Communications, Inc. paychecks are largely negotiated based on your role at the company, though how long you've been working and geography are also considered. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Seattle, Washington 

Software Development


Nuance Communications

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Nearing the top of the pay scale are Principal Software Engineers, Senior Software Engineers, Systems Administrators, and Human Resources Information Systems Analysts; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $118K per year, the other salaries come in at $95K, about $76K, and $62K, respectively. Near the bottom at Nuance Communications, Inc. are Medical Transcriptionists, pulling in an average of just approximately $30K.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $58K annually. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $86K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Nuance Communications, Inc. employees (38 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $106K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $111K per year) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; New York, N.Y. (around $110K), the company's headquarter city of Seattle, Wash. (approximately $109K), and Burlington, Mass. ($91K) are the next top-paying cities. Atlanta, Ga. ranks low on the pay scale — at $44K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Washington, where they average to approximately $106K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $96K per year for Project Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Earning a Certified Software Test Engineer certification garners significant financial rewards of around $91K annually on average. The best paid folks at Nuance Communications, Inc. have a Master of Arts (MA), earning $138K per year.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be C++ Programming Language; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of about $118K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Project Management; roughly a fifth deem it necessary for work. People Management, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

Nuance Communications, Inc. sponsors a 401(k) program, and a strong majority of respondents use this option to save for their retirement. A large number of employees can count on health insurance, and a fair number of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Nuance Communications, Inc. also dishes out privileges such as a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, free drinks, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

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$36,844 - $106,224
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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
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