Principal Software Engineer in Seattle Salary

The average Seattle Principal Software Engineer can expect to rake in roughly $134K annually. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Principal Software Engineers in Seattle, Wash. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$108,568 - $165,174
(Median)
$110K
$130K
$170K
MEDIAN: $133,714
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Salary
$108,568 - $165,174  
   
Bonus
$1,541 - $21,880  
Profit Sharing
$20,000  
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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$109,037 - $173,379  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$143,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Java
up arrow 9%

UNIX
up arrow 1%

Software Development
0%

C++
0%

Linux
0%

Python
0%

National Average
$143,000

Software Architecture
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C#
up arrow 2%

Web Development
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Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 2%

JavaScript
up arrow 8%

C
up arrow 11%

SQL
up arrow 16%

.NET
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
60%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 96%
medical benefits
Vision: 93%
dental benefits
None:
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