Principal Software Engineer Salary in Seattle (United States)

A Principal Software Engineer in Seattle, Washington earns an average salary of $131,434 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Principal Software Engineer in Seattle, Washington Total Pay (?
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$109,744 - $150,048
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MEDIAN: $131,434
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National Salary Data

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$109,744 - $150,048  
   
Bonus
$3,000 - $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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$110,660 - $158,983  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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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

JavaScript
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Linux
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Software Development
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Java
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Software Architecture
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Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
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C++
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C#
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National Average
$138,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
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Male
100%
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Years of Experience

5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 100% dental benefits Dental: 98%
vision benefits Vision: 96% employee benefits None:
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