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Principal Software Engineer Salary in Seattle

For Principal Software Engineers in Seattle, annual average wages total $131K per year. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$107,246 - $157,930
(Median)
$110K
$130K
$160K
MEDIAN: $131,313
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Salary
$107,246 - $157,930  
   
Bonus
$1,536 - $22,002  
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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$107,484 - $165,064  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83

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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

Java
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UNIX
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Web Development
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Linux
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Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
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Software Development
0%

C++
0%

National Average
$138,000

Software Architecture
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C#
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JavaScript
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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 16 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
58%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

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