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Average Salary for Nuance Communications, Inc. Employees

Nuance Communications, Inc. is a software development firm headquartered in Seattle, Wash. that hires for Medical Transcriptionist positions, Senior Software Engineer roles, and more. A salary of $76K per year is the median rate at Nuance Communications, Inc. What you do at the company is the biggest factor affecting pay for Nuance Communications, Inc. workers, followed by geography and your experience level. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Nuance Communications, Inc. typically pays:
below market
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above market
Employer: Nuance Communications, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Medical Transcriptionist (12)
$11,920 - $32,270  
[-]Medical Transcriptionist (12)
Salary$12,992 - $42,937  
Bonus$106.24 - $3,078  
Total Pay$11,920 - $32,270  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (6)
$68,240 - $121,352  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (6)
Salary$65,399 - $111,372  
Bonus$1,241 - $12,842  
Total Pay$68,240 - $121,352  
[+]Software Engineer (5)
$48,364 - $110,446  
[+]Software Engineer (5)
Salary$51,006 - $101,713  
Bonus$773 - $10,472  
Total Pay$48,364 - $110,446  
[+]Medical Transcription Specialist (4)
$23,326 - $48,832  
[+]Medical Transcription Specialist (4)
Salary$20,955 - $52,185  
Total Pay$23,326 - $48,832  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105

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Seattle, Washington 

Software Development


Nuance Communications

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The highest average salaries go to Principal Software Engineers, who bring in close to around $125K annually, though IT Senior Project Managers are not far behind at approximately $115K along with Quality Assurance Engineers ($100K) and Senior Software Engineers (about $85K). Near the bottom at Nuance Communications, Inc. are Medical Transcriptionists, pulling in an average of just $25K.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($107K per year) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; Cambridge, Mass. ($98K), the company's headquarter city of Seattle, Wash. ($94K), and Burlington, Mass. (approximately $91K) are the next top-paying cities. Melbourne, Fla. ranks low on the pay scale — at $56K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Massachusetts, where the average salary is around $99K annually.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $83K per year. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $65K annually. Overall, the greater share of Nuance Communications, Inc. folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average around $104K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ScrumMasters have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $133K annually. Acquiring certification to be a Microsoft Certified Professional is rewarded with median pay of $85K per year. Nuance Communications, Inc. compensates Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS)-holders the most at about $100K annually.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be C++; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $91K per year. Folks here also tend to know Java; on the survey, close to a fifth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Microsoft Office are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

A 401(k) program is available, and nearly all respondents use it to save for retirement. A solid majority of workers can count on health insurance, and a strong majority of survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. The list of perks also includes a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, life insurance, free drinks, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for Nuance Communications, Inc.


46 %
54 %
$24,083 - $94,615
$57,624 - $125,050
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
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