Chief Engineer Salary in Seattle

Chief Engineers in Seattle are often veterans in their line of work, with about four in five bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $83K per year on average but can range from $40K to $168K per year. Almost all enjoy medical while nearly all get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to almost all. Most Chief Engineers in Seattle, Wash. are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$39,387 - $157,155
MEDIAN: $83,168

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$39,387 - $157,155  
$0.00 - $20,608  
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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).
$39,889 - $168,077  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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Experience Affects Chief Engineer in Seattle, Washington Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Chief Engineer in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Systems Engineering
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National Average

Operations Management
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Facility Maintenance & Coordination
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.


7 %
93 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 91% employee benefits None: 3%