Principal Software Engineer Salary in Seattle

An average Principal Software Engineer in Seattle, Wash. can expect to take home roughly $131K annually. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Principal Software Engineers in Seattle, Wash. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$107,246 - $159,818
(Median)
$110K
$130K
$160K
MEDIAN: $131,334
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Salary
$107,246 - $159,818  
   
Bonus
$1,551 - $24,144  
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 - $167,912  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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
$140,000

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

Java
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UNIX
up arrow 3%

Linux
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Web Development
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C++
0%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
0%

Python
0%

National Average
$140,000

Software Development
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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 14 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:
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