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Average Software Engineer Salary in Seattle, Washington

$106,492
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$9,987
Bonus
$7,927
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The average salary for a Software Engineer in Seattle, Washington is $106,492.
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$76k
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$106k
90%
$134k
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What Do Software Engineers Do?

Popular Employer Salaries for Software Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Software Engineer are from the companies Microsoft Corp, Amazon.com Inc and Google, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Microsoft Corp where the average pay is $115,239. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Qualtrics and Amazon.com Inc, earning around $112,839 and $111,651, respectively. Slalom Consulting pays the lowest at around $81,347. Expedia, Inc. and Nordstrom, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $106,953 and $107,057, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Software Engineers?

Skills in Java and Python are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include C# Programming Language, SQL and JavaScript.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineers?

An entry-level Software Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $98,531 based on 292 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $104,995 based on 1,764 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $119,351 based on 513 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $124,019 based on 201 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $121,718.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 12.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (8.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (21.6% less), Austin, Texas (19.5% less) and San Diego, California (16.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,815 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.4%
Early Career
62.7%
Mid Career
18.2%
Experienced
7.1%
Late Career
1.6%