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Chief Engineer Salary in Seattle

Chief Engineers in Seattle, Wash. tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — approximately four in five have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $40K to $169K per year, median earnings come to $82K annually. Most Chief Engineers in Seattle are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Nearly all enjoy medical while almost all get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly all. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$39,269 - $159,715
MEDIAN: $81,753

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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.
$39,269 - $159,715  
$0.00 - $28,000  
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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).
$39,786 - $169,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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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.


8 %
92 %

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%