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Principal Software Engineer Salary in Seattle

Seattle Principal Software Engineers take home an average $131K annually. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$110,415 - $153,068
(Median)
110K
MEDIAN: $131,456
10%

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Salary
$110,415 - $153,068  
   
Bonus
$3,091 - $24,088  
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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$111,318 - $161,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer in Seattle, Washington Salaries


Late-Career
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National Average
$139,000

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

UNIX
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Linux
up arrow 4%

JavaScript
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Software Development
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C#
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Java
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Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
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Software Architecture
0%

C++
0%

National Average
$139,000

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

5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
58%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 100% dental benefits Dental: 99%
vision benefits Vision: 93% employee benefits None: