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Account Executive
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Android Developer
Art Director
Automation Engineer
Brand Manager
Budget Analyst
Business Analyst
Business Development Manager
Business Development Representative
Business Intelligence Analyst
Business Intelligence Developer
Business Intelligence Manager
CCO (Chief Creative Officer)
CFO (Chief Financial Officer)
CIO (Chief Information Officer)
Client Success Manager
CMO (Chief Marketing Officer)
Community Manager
Content Manager
Content Marketing Manager
Content Strategist
Controller
COO (Chief Operating Officer)
Copywriter
CPO (Chief Product Officer)
Creative Director
CRO (Chief Revenue Officer)
CTO (Chief Technology Officer)
Customer Support Manager
Customer Support Rep
Data Analyst
Data Architect
Data Engineer
Data Scientist
Design Director
Desktop Support
DevOps Engineer
Digital Marketing Manager
Director of Analytics
Director of Customer Success
Director of Marketing
Director of Operations
Director of Product Management
Director of Software Engineering
Editor
Email Marketing Manager
Engineering Manager
Event Planner
Finance Director
Financial Analyst
Front End Developer
HR Coordinator
HR Director
HR Manager
HR Specialist
Implementation Manager
Implementation Specialist
Inside Sales Manager
Inside Sales Representative
iOS Developer
Marketing Associate
Marketing Coordinator
Marketing Manager
Marketing Operations Manager
Office Manager
Operations Associate
Operations Manager
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Product Analyst
Product Designer
Product Manager
Product Marketing Manager
Product Owner
Project Coordinator
Project Manager
Public Relations Manager
Public Relations Specialist
QA Analyst
QA Engineer
QA Manager
Recruiter
Sales Development Representative
Sales Director
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Sales Manager
Sales Operations Analyst
Sales Operations Manager
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Security Engineer
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Senior Data Analyst
Senior Data Scientist
Senior Financial Analyst
Senior Marketing Manager
Senior Product Manager
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Senior Project Manager
Senior Recruiter
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Senior Technical Writer
Senior UI Designer
Senior UX Designer
SEO Manager
SEO Specialist
Social Media Manager
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Technical Project Manager
Technical Recruiter
Technical Support
Technical Writer
UI Designer
UX Designer
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Vice President of Finance
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Vice President of Sales
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Principal Software Engineer salary in Seattle

Average Base Salary in Seattle

$171,100
$52,500
Additional Cash Compensation
$223,600
Total Compensation
Median: $171K
Min: $145K
Max: $197K

How Much Does a Principal Software Engineer Make in Seattle?

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer in Seattle is $171,100. The average additional cash compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Seattle is $52,500. The average total compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Seattle is $223,600. Principal Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Seattle from anonymous Principal Software Engineer employees in Seattle.

Seattle by the numbers

1,615
Total number of Tech companies in Seattle
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Seattle Companies with the Highest Dev + Engineer Salaries

Principal Software Engineer Salary ranges

The most common Principal Software Engineer salary in Seattle is between $180k - $190k.

Average Principal Software Engineer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Principal Software Engineer make the most at companies with 500+ employees, earning $173,813 on average.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Principal Software Engineer salary for women is $185,000 and the average Principal Software Engineer salary for men is $187,333.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $187,000.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Seattle

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $84,321
Min: $64K
Max: $109K
Salesforce Developer $89,200
Min: $74K
Max: $120K
Software Test Engineer $91,175
Min: $70K
Max: $126K
QA Engineer $92,856
Min: $54K
Max: $149K
Front End Developer $96,276
Min: $55K
Max: $134K
iOS Developer $98,818
Min: $76K
Max: $130K
Automation Engineer $105,500
Min: $94K
Max: $133K
Data Engineer $112,759
Min: $82K
Max: $150K
Android Developer $113,417
Min: $95K
Max: $126K
DevOps Engineer $117,485
Min: $70K
Max: $150K
Sales Engineer $117,722
Min: $94K
Max: $136K
Security Engineer $123,200
Min: $92K
Max: $173K
Data Architect $125,750
Min: $113K
Max: $145K
Software Engineer $126,023
Min: $70K
Max: $222K
QA Manager $126,200
Min: $80K
Max: $140K
Senior Software Engineer $157,111
Min: $125K
Max: $190K
Principal Software Engineer $171,100
Min: $145K
Max: $197K
Engineering Manager $176,158
Min: $131K
Max: $375K
Director of Software Engineering $219,647
Min: $151K
Max: $252K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $221,667
Min: $137K
Max: $320K
Vice President of Engineering $253,536
Min: $160K
Max: $330K

Recent Principal Software Engineer salaries in Seattle

$186,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $186,000 with +$80,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Seattle
5-10 Reports
$190,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $190,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Seattle
1-5 Reports
$197,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $197,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Seattle
$181,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $181,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Seattle
$185,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $185,000
7+ Years of Experience
Female
500+ Employees
Seattle
1-5 Reports
$195,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $195,000 with +$25,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Seattle
1-5 Reports
$145,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $145,000
201-500 Employees
Seattle
$145,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $145,000
201-500 Employees
Seattle
$147,500
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $147,500
500+ Employees
Seattle
$149,500
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $149,500
500+ Employees
Seattle
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