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Principal Software Engineer Salary in Seattle

For Seattle Principal Software Engineers, yearly average wages total $131K annually. Most Principal Software Engineers in Seattle report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$107,111 - $156,705
(Median)
$110K
$130K
$160K
MEDIAN: $131,051
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Salary
$107,111 - $156,705  
   
Bonus
$1,541 - $21,880  
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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$107,332 - $165,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82

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Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer in Seattle, Washington Salaries


Late-Career
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National Average
$138,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer in Seattle, Washington Salaries

UNIX
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Java
up arrow 4%

Linux
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JavaScript
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Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
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National Average
$138,000

Software Development
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C++
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Software Architecture
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C#
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C
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SQL
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.NET
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
59%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 100% dental benefits Dental: 97%
vision benefits Vision: 93% employee benefits None: