Average Salary for Nuance Communications, Inc. Employees

Headquartered in Seattle, Wash., Nuance Communications, Inc. offers a range of employment opportunities in the software development, from Medical Transcriptionist to Senior Software Engineer. The median income for Nuance Communications, Inc. employees is $80K annually. The most important factor affecting pay for Nuance Communications, Inc. employees is what you do at the company, though how long you've been working and geography play a role as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Seattle, Washington 

Software Development


Nuance Communications

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Principal Software Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $125K per year — though IT Senior Project Managers, Quality Assurance Engineers, and Senior Software Engineers also do fairly well at $115K, about $100K, and $85K, respectively. Medical Transcriptionists at Nuance Communications, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($27K on average) at the company.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $64K annually. Average pay is $80K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make around $105K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($110K per year) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; New York, N.Y. (approximately $100K), Burlington, Mass. ($90K), and the company's headquarter city of Seattle, Wash. (about $89K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Melbourne, Fla.; in fact, at around $56K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, California offers the highest pay at $140K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $133K per year for Certified ScrumMasters, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Comptia A+ Service Technicians with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $78K annually. Employees who have a Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS) make the most here, hauling in approximately $84K per year.


Employees who count C++ among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $107K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Nuance Communications, Inc. is Microsoft Excel, with nearly one in six considering it a key competency. Other top skills include Java, Project Management, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

The vast majority of survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. A large number of respondents have health insurance, and benefits for a fair number of survey participants also include dental insurance. The list of perks also includes a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, a company cell phone, and free drinks.

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Key Stats for Nuance Communications, Inc.


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54 %
$24,190 - $93,460
$56,783 - $127,171
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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