Average Software Engineer Salary in Seattle, Washington

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The average salary for a Software Engineer in Seattle, Washington is $102,533.
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Job Description for Software Engineer

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 $112,760. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Qualtrics and Amazon.com Inc, earning around $110,650 and $107,375, respectively. Slalom Consulting pays the lowest at around $70,695. The Boeing Company and Nordstrom, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $90,475 and $102,087, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

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 $94,929 based on 671 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $100,578 based on 1,663 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $113,984 based on 612 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $118,790 based on 248 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 12.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (8.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (20.7% less), Austin, Texas (19.2% less) and San Diego, California (16.9% less).

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