Average Salary for Nuance Communications, Inc. Employees

Operating out of Seattle, Wash., software development company Nuance Communications, Inc. employs talent in positions ranging from Medical Transcriptionist to Senior Software Engineer. The median income for Nuance Communications, Inc. employees is $81K per year. For the most part, employee paychecks at Nuance Communications, Inc. fluctuate depending on your role at the company; your experience level and geography also matter, but to a lesser degree. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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  • Updated: 16 Jan 2018
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About This Company

Seattle, Washington 

Software Development


Nuance Communications

Nuance Communications, Inc. pays its employees an average of $87,148 a year. Salaries at Nuance Communications, Inc. range from an average of $43,672 to $143,273 a year. Nuance Communications, Inc. employees with the job title Data Science Manager make the most with an average annual salary of $184,938, while employees with the title Medical Transcriptionist make the least with an average annual salary of $25,000.


Principal Software Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $118K annually; IT Senior Project Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to approximately $115K, while Senior Software Engineers and Software Engineers rank near the top as well (around $88K and $85K, respectively). Earning only $25K on average, Medical Transcriptionists make less than most people in the company.

Years of Experience

Average pay is $83K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $66K annually. Overall, the greater share of Nuance Communications, Inc. folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average approximately $105K per year.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($106K annually) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; New York, N.Y. (about $103K), the company's headquarter city of Seattle, Wash. ($100K), and Burlington, Mass. ($90K) are the next top-paying cities. At $52K, Atlanta, Ga. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, California offers the highest pay at about $100K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ScrumMasters earn around $138K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Acquiring certification to be a Project Management Professional is rewarded with median pay of $105K per year. The best paid folks at Nuance Communications, Inc. have a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), earning approximately $176K annually.


When it comes to skills, People Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $116K per year. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, nearly one in seven of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Excel, Java, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

A large number of respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Perks cover health insurance for a large number of employees and dental coverage for a solid majority of survey participants. Other privileges include a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, free drinks, a subsidized cell phone, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for Nuance Communications, Inc.


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$24,903 - $100,724
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$55,037 - $115,887
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