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Average Salary for Nuance Communications, Inc. Employees

Based in Seattle, Washington, software development industry player Nuance Communications, Inc. offers many employment opportunities, including Senior Software Engineer and Software Engineer positions. A salary of $77K annually is the going rate at Nuance Communications, Inc. Though geography and how long you've been working do impact pay, your job title is the primary influence on employee salary at Nuance Communications, Inc. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

Nuance Communications, Inc. typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
above market
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Employer: Nuance Communications, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
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[-]Medical Transcriptionist (9)
$16,409 - $41,851  
[-]Medical Transcriptionist (9)
Salary$14,057 - $43,284  
Bonus$125.84 - $2,912  
Total Pay$16,409 - $41,851  
[+]Software Engineer (7)
$52,782 - $111,056  
[+]Software Engineer (7)
Salary$54,953 - $99,591  
Bonus$854 - $9,403  
Total Pay$52,782 - $111,056  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (6)
$69,340 - $129,624  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (6)
Salary$67,763 - $120,257  
Bonus$1,106 - $12,699  
Total Pay$69,340 - $129,624  
[+]Medical Transcription Specialist (4)
$22,845 - $54,371  
[+]Medical Transcription Specialist (4)
Total Pay$22,845 - $54,371  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 8 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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Nuance Communications, Inc. Details

Seattle, Washington

Software Development


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Earning approximately $130K on average, Principal Software Engineers receive the most money, followed by Quality Assurance Engineers ($100K), Senior Software Engineers ($90K), and Software Engineers (about $76K). Medical Transcriptionists are among the lowest paid at around $19K.


Median pay is highest in Boston ($105K per year), followed by Burlington ($95K), Philadelphia (about $83K), and the company's headquarter city of Seattle (around $81K). Expected earnings are below average ($65K) in Melbourne, one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Massachusetts, where the average salary is $101K annually.

Years of Experience

Between the five- and ten-year marks, the average employee earns approximately $81K. To sum up, the greater portion of employees here (29 percent) have worked in their field for one to four years and now make $66K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ScrumMasters receive bigger paychecks ($131K) than those without credentials. Cisco Certified Network Associates also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of around $105K annually. Regarding salaries and education, Nuance Communications, Inc. pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration the most — $150K.


In this position, it pays to have C++ in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $89K. Java is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; just under one-fifth of Nuance Communications, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Nearly all workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. For the greater part of workers, benefits include health insurance, and a strong majority of workers get dental coverage, too. Privileges also include a stock purchase plan, life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and free drinks.

Key Stats

46 %
54 %
$24,328 - $92,964
$60,172 - $123,911
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

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