Principal Software Engineer Salary in Seattle

The average Principal Software Engineer in Seattle, Wash. earns approximately $131K annually. Work is enjoyable for Principal Software Engineers in Seattle, Wash., who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$107,379 - $159,626
(Median)
$110K
$130K
$160K
MEDIAN: $131,244
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$107,379 - $159,626  
   
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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$107,633 - $167,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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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%

Web Development
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Linux
up arrow 1%

Python
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Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
0%

National Average
$140,000

Software Development
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C++
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Software Architecture
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C#
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JavaScript
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SQL
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C
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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
60%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

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