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Principal Software Engineer salary in Seattle

Average Base Salary in Seattle

$169,373
$42,175
Additional Cash Compensation
$211,548
Total Compensation
Median: $169K
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 $169,373. The average additional cash compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Seattle is $42,175. The average total compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Seattle is $211,548. Principal Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Seattle from anonymous Principal Software Engineer employees in Seattle.

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Principal Software Engineer jobs in Seattle
53

Principal Software Engineer

Seattle
1 week ago
+32
Join a small team writing reusable, testable code. Architect efficient, scalable web applications. Design, develop, and maintain server-side applications using Node.js. Design and develop RESTful Web Services, microservices, APIs, and other interfaces to 3rd party EMR systems like Epic and Cerner. Work in a cross-functional team that reaches across our entire product. Prioritize multiple tasks intelligently, speak up when you see issues. Make a real, positive difference in other people's lives through your work. Other interesting tasks as needed.

Principal Software Engineer

Seattle
1 week ago
+27
As a Principal Engineer for Qualtrics, you will be responsible for owning and delivering complex programs, spearheading investments, and defining the future technical vision. You will contribute substantially to initiatives such as the development of innovative new products, services, and features for our XM Platform.

Principal Software Engineer

Bellevue
1 week ago
+34
As a Principal Software Engineer, you will act as a liaison between engineers in the team and product managers, directly design and engineer significant areas of the product, help hire and recruit technical talent, and ensure our technical deliverables meet the customer expectations. You will be accountable for the software deliverables to meet all requirements of quality, security, scalability, modifiability, extensibility, testability etc. You will help established effective and agile engineering practices across our engineering teams.

Principal Software Engineer, Data Platform

Bellevue
6 days ago
+55
As the Principal Software Engineer, Data Platform, you will function as a “hands-on” engineer and technical-thought leader to guide the building of tools to organize, analyze, and visualize data in a semantically agnostic manner for analysts, M/L engineers, and product teams.

Principal Software Engineer, Machine Learning, [email protected]

Bellevue
6 days ago
+55
Investigate and develop algorithms and ML models for building simulated environments and components. Work on deployment of these models to our cloud services. Accelerate time to market for autonomous vehicles and robots.

Principal Engineer XM Platform

Seattle
1 week ago
+27
As a Principal Engineer for XM Platform, you will be responsible for defining and deploying autonomous services with deep focus on architecture, production operations, capacity planning, performance management, deployment, and release engineering. You will work with multiple cross-functional teams helping deliver new and outstanding experiences to our stakeholders while ensuring reliability and performance. You will design and develop systems to automate away the engineering effort required to operate our services at scale. You will apply leading edge open source and internally developed technologies to ensure our platform exceeds performance and availability SLAs. 

Mobile Principal Engineer

Seattle
1 week ago
+27
We’re looking for talented, hands-on Principal SDEs who can own and deliver complex programs including high scale services to spearhead Qualtrics’ Mobile and Tablet investments on iOS and Android. In this role you will be working with bleeding edge technologies, and building world-class mobile applications. As a principal engineer you will define the mobile investment of our XM vision: turning customers to fanatics, products into obsessions, employees into ambassadors and brands into religions. If this sounds like you apply! 

Principal Product Manager

Bellevue
23 hours ago
+17
As a Principal Product Manager at OfferUp, you will build products from existing ideas and develop new ones to improve the buying and selling experience. To be successful in this role, you will be a leader with a passion for understanding our customers and have the technical and business savvy to achieve our vision.

Principal Machine Learning Engineer

Seattle
1 day ago
+27
As a Machine Learning software engineer at Qualtrics, you should love building simple solutions to solve hard customer problems. Crafting systems in an agile environment to withstand hyper growth and owning quality from end to end is a rewarding challenge and one of the reasons Qualtrics is such an exciting place to work!

Principal Product Manager - Search

Seattle
2 days ago
+37
As an E-commerce Product Manager you will be responsible for the product strategy for the Search experience on iStock.com and GettyImages.com. You will identify customer problems and will work closely with a team of designers, engineers, researchers, and business stakeholders to deliver new products, or enhance those already in market, to help our customers be successful.  

Principal Software Development Engineer

Bellevue
2 days ago
We are looking for a Senior Principal Software Development Engineer to join our application engineering team. In this role, you will lead and positively impact multiple product areas within your functional domain, as well as influence the broader technology organization. You will provide technical leadership for critical areas that significantly impact customer success.

Principal Customer Success Manager

Seattle
3 days ago
+30
Establish yourself as a trusted advisor to our customers, building close relationships at varying levels within their organizations. Manage accounts throughout their lifecycle, from on boarding and KPI definition through to renewal and up sell. Develop tools that the team will use to monitor account health and opportunities. Partner with our Sales team to effectively communicate the value of the service, unlock new opportunities at clients and expand the business. Work closely with Product and Engineering teams to ensure the needs of and opportunities for our customers are considered in our product roadmap. This role will require 15-20% travel.

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 $172,335 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 $175,475.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $176,208.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Seattle

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $84,321
Min: $64K
Max: $109K
Software Test Engineer $91,250
Min: $70K
Max: $126K
QA Engineer $92,883
Min: $54K
Max: $149K
Front End Developer $96,515
Min: $55K
Max: $134K
iOS Developer $98,818
Min: $76K
Max: $130K
Salesforce Developer $99,125
Min: $74K
Max: $140K
Automation Engineer $107,167
Min: $94K
Max: $133K
Data Engineer $111,371
Min: $70K
Max: $150K
Android Developer $114,611
Min: $95K
Max: $126K
Sales Engineer $117,080
Min: $87K
Max: $145K
DevOps Engineer $117,485
Min: $70K
Max: $150K
Security Engineer $124,000
Min: $85K
Max: $173K
QA Manager $129,333
Min: $80K
Max: $155K
Software Engineer $129,356
Min: $70K
Max: $295K
Data Architect $140,450
Min: $113K
Max: $195K
Senior Software Engineer $155,391
Min: $110K
Max: $218K
Principal Software Engineer $169,373
Min: $145K
Max: $197K
Engineering Manager $176,004
Min: $131K
Max: $375K
Director of Software Engineering $219,647
Min: $151K
Max: $252K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $225,000
Min: $137K
Max: $350K
Vice President of Engineering $253,536
Min: $160K
Max: $330K

Seattle Companies with the Highest Dev + Engineer Salaries

Skills that affect Principal Software Engineer salaries in Seattle

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SQL
3% have this skill
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C#
2% have this skill
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Java
2% have this skill
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.NET
2% have this skill
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C++
1% have this skill
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DevOps
1% have this skill

Recent Principal Software Engineer salaries in Seattle

$160,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $160,000 with +$15,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Seattle
$151,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $151,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Seattle
$180,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Member of Technical Staf reported a yearly salary of $180,000 with +$120,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Seattle
$165,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $165,000 with +$25,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Seattle
$170,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Architect reported a yearly salary of $170,000 with +$34,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Seattle
$155,700
Yearly Salary
A Principal software developer reported a yearly salary of $155,700 with +$28,400 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
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
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