Average Salary for Nuance Communications, Inc. Employees

Seattle, Wash.-based Nuance Communications, Inc. hires for positions ranging from Senior Software Engineer to Medical Transcriptionist in the software development. The median income for Nuance Communications, Inc. employees is $80K annually. Though how long you've been working and geography do impact pay, your job title is the primary influence on employee salary at Nuance Communications, Inc. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Seattle, Washington 

Software Development


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Principal Software Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at around $125K per year; IT Senior Project Managers, Quality Assurance Engineers, and Senior Software Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $115K, about $100K, and $85K, respectively. Medical Transcriptionists make an average $27K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $64K annually on average. Survey participants who have worked at Nuance Communications, Inc. for between five and 10 years earn $81K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of Nuance Communications, Inc. folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $105K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $107K per year) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; New York, N.Y. (around $100K), Burlington, Mass. ($89K), and the company's headquarter city of Seattle, Wash. (approximately $89K) are the next top-paying cities. Melbourne, Fla. ranks low on the pay scale — at $56K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; salaries there average to around $140K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to about $133K per year for Certified ScrumMasters, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Comptia A+ Service Technicians with credentials; these people earn $78K annually on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS); Nuance Communications, Inc. awards $84K to these degree-holders.


When it comes to skills, employees who report C++ among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of approximately $107K per year. A common skill in Nuance Communications, Inc.'s work force is Java; nearly one in six of survey participants report using it on the job. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Nuance Communications, Inc. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and the vast majority of workers participate. Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of survey participants, and for a solid majority of survey participants, dental coverage is too. Employees can also look forward to a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, a company cell phone, and free drinks.

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$24,083 - $91,505
$56,783 - $127,171
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20 years or more

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