Chief Engineer in Seattle Salary

With four in five of Chief Engineers in Seattle reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Chief Engineers in Seattle, Wash. is $85K per year and can range from $40K on the lower end to $171K per year near the higher end. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$39,742 - $171,579
(Median)
$40K
$85K
$170K
MEDIAN: $84,727
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$39,742 - $171,579  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $37,095  
Profit Sharing
$13,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$39,786 - $171,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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Experience Affects Chief Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$86,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Chief Engineer Salaries

Systems Engineering
up arrow 59%

Engineering Design
up arrow 53%

Operations Management
0%

National Average
$86,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 12%

Project Management
up arrow 15%

Maintenance
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 87%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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