Chief Engineer Salary in Seattle

The majority of Chief Engineers in Seattle, Wash. — over four-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $39K to $169K per year, and the median is $85K annually. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$39,387 - $168,964

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$39,387 - $168,964  
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$39,470 - $169,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 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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Engineering Design
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National Average

Operations Management
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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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 7 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: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 89% employee benefits None: 3%