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Principal Software Engineer Salaries in Seattle, WA

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8,976 SalariesUpdated Feb 18, 2018
Average Base Pay
$149,771/yr
10% above national average
Not enough reports to show salary distribution
$113K
Low
$150K
Average
$187K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$11,840
Range$2,673 - $30,225
How much does a Principal Software Engineer make in Seattle, WA?

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer is $149,771 in Seattle, WA. Salaries estimates are based on 8,976 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Software Engineer employees in Seattle, WA.

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    Average Base Salaries in (USD)
    Company
    Average Base Salaries in (USD)
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    Microsoft
    $180,716/yr
    Range: $169K - $190K
    23 salaries
    $180,716
    $169K$190K
    Amazon
    $158,946/yr
    Range: $138K - $174K
    22 salaries
    $158,946
    $138K$174K
    F5 Networks
    $154,993/yr
    Range: $132K - $185K
    15 salaries
    $154,993
    $132K$185K
    EMC
    $130,039/yr
    Range: $110K - $170K
    14 salaries
    $130,039
    $110K$170K
    Boeing
    $122,585/yr
    Range: $111K - $141K
    6 salaries
    $122,585
    $111K$141K
    Honeywell
    $126,242/yr
    Range: $97K - $151K
    5 salaries
    $126,242
    $97K$151K
    Expedia
    $149,047/yr
    Range: $130K - $173K
    5 salaries
    $149,047
    $130K$173K

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    Nuance
    $127,319/yr
    Range: $116K - $135K
    5 salaries
    $127,319
    $116K$135K
    Isilon, A Division of EMC
    $132,974/yr
    Range: $97K - $178K
    5 salaries
    $132,974
    $97K$178K
    Motorola Solutions
    $134,579/yr
    Range: $125K - $141K
    4 salaries
    $134,579
    $125K$141K
    Dell
    $134,167/yr
    Range: $110K - $150K
    3 salaries
    $134,167
    $110K$150K
    Razorfish
    $115,517/yr
    Range: $110K - $120K
    3 salaries
    $115,517
    $110K$120K
    SAP Concur
    $145,000/yr
    Range: $135K - $155K
    3 salaries
    $145,000
    $135K$155K
    Cypress Semiconductor
    $131,664/yr
    Range: $128K - $134K
    3 salaries
    $131,664
    $128K$134K
    Hitachi Data Systems
    $136,775/yr
    Range: $128K - $150K
    3 salaries
    $136,775
    $128K$150K
    Cardiac Science Corporation
    $131,929/yr
    Range: $126K - $136K
    3 salaries
    $131,929
    $126K$136K
    Staples
    $135,486/yr
    Range: $124K - $145K
    2 salaries
    About
    $124K - $145K
    $124K$145K
    Yahoo
    $171,238/yr
    Range: $163K - $179K
    2 salaries
    About
    $163K - $179K
    $163K$179K
    Costco Wholesale
    $110,074/yr
    Range: $103K - $116K
    2 salaries
    About
    $103K - $116K
    $103K$116K
    Broadcom
    $157,124/yr
    Range: $133K - $181K
    2 salaries
    About
    $133K - $181K
    $133K$181K

    Recent Salary Reports

    Below are the most recent Principal Software Engineer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

    $186,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $186,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $43k cash bonus
    $43k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $181,825
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $181,825 per year
    Additional Pay
    $88k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    1001 to 5000 employees
    Company - Public
    $120,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $120,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $12k cash bonus
    $5k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    5001 to 10000 employees
    Company - Public
    $138,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $138,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $10k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    1-2 years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Private
    $199,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $199,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $70k cash bonus
    $137k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
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