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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.

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Principal Software Engineer jobs in Seattle
19

Principal Software Engineer

Seattle
1 week ago
+27
Company Description At Qualtrics, our mission is to close experience gaps—the costly differences between what customers and employees expect, and what they’re receiving. 9,000+ organizations worldwide and more than 80% of the Fortune 100 rely on the Qualtrics Experience Management Platform™ to collect, analyze, and act on feedback—more feedback than they ever thought possible. With Qualtrics XM, organizations can manage the four core experiences

Principal Engineer - Platform

Seattle
3 days ago
+19
Define and share the vision for a Platform that is cloud provider agnostic and can run on our customers premises, and is scalable, reliable and secure. Collaborate with Product Managers and Engineering teams to build Auth0's internal PaaS in order to enable other development teams to build on Auth0's vision of "conquering the world one login box a time.". Spend time working with internal customers to understand their needs and sell them on the Auth0 platformImplement features across different teams using technologies such as AWS, GCP, Azure, node.js, MongoDB, Postgres, Kubernetes.

Principal Product Designer

Bellevue
2 days ago
+17
From the very beginning, OfferUp has believed that the right people united by the right mission can redefine the possible. OfferUp is now the largest mobile marketplace for local buyers and sellers in the US. We connect millions of people every day, but we’re still as committed as ever to the founding mission: to build the simplest, most trustworthy local marketplace. We help bring people together in their communities to exchange value, and we

Principal Software Developer

Seattle
4 days ago
+16
As a Principal Software Developer at Highspot, you will work end-to-end across the full SDLC to create brand new product features, improve backend functionality, and develop web services and RESTful APIs. Some of the technologies we use include Ruby, Java, Clojure, MongoDB, Postgres, Amazon Redshift, Apache Solr & Lucene, AWS, and Chef. 

Principal Application Security Engineer

Bellevue
1 week ago
At Smartsheet, we are building the next generation workspace collaboration platform. Trust is one of our core values, and as an engineering organization, we execute that core value by maintaining and innovating on systems that secure our customers’ data. As we continue to grow our customer base, we are seeking a Principal Application Security Engineer who understands how to build and integrate security systems that extend Smartsheet’s defense in

Principal Software Development Engineer

Bellevue
1 week ago
Are you the go-to person on your team? Do the hard problems always seem to land on your desk because you’re the only one who can solve them? Do you spend more of your time convincing people to let you build what needs to be built than actually building it? Have you spent more than 10 hours in meetings this week? Come work for us and unleash your true potential. Smartsheet is looking for a Principal Software Development Engineer to join the

Principal Customer Success Manager

Seattle
1 week ago
+20
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 Product Manager - Payments

Bellevue
1 week ago
+17
Lead the development team in an insight-driven, execution-driven environment focusing on both customer delight and monetization. Partner with engineering, data science, marketing, biz ops and other product groups to develop the product roadmap, prioritization, and deliver on business goals. Team up with and report to the Director of Payments, and get visibility / exposure to the company's executive team. Be the voice of the customer and solve their core payment needs to provide a delightful experience.

Principal Software Development Engineer, Infrastructure

Bellevue
4 days ago
Are you the go-to person on your team? Do the hard problems always seem to land on your desk because you’re the only one who can solve them? Do you spend more of your time convincing people to let you build what needs to be built than actually building it? Have you spent more than 10 hours in meetings this week? Come work for us and unleash your true potential.Smartsheet is looking for a Principal Software Development Engineer to join our Infrast

Senior Principal Software Development Engineer

Bellevue
1 week ago
When was the last time you had an opportunity to work at a company that was forging an industry and enabling people to get from idea to impact – fast! Smartsheet’s purpose is to empower everyone to improve how they work. Our business is built on finding great people and getting out of their way while they build and improve our award-winning Software as a Service (SaaS) offering. With over 10 million users, our platform gets used across disparate

Principal Node.js Engineer, Site Reliability

Seattle
3 days ago
+19
Have initiative and can "unblock" yourself to get things done. Tend to deliver work incrementally to get feedback and iterate over solutions. Can mentor junior people and pair with other teams: education is a very important part of this role. Like to get your hands dirty by debugging and fixing issues in production. Understand the real problems by reading between the lines and asking good questions. Communicate well, take feedback in a positive way and are OK not always doing the most glamorous tasks.

Principal Software Engineer

Bellevue
6 days ago
+34
As a Principal Software Engineer, you will be a liaison between engineering teams and product managers, directly architect, design and engineer significant areas of the product, help retain 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 champion and help established effective and agile engineering practices across our engineering teams.

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 $95,823
Min: $55K
Max: $134K
iOS Developer $98,818
Min: $76K
Max: $130K
Automation Engineer $105,500
Min: $94K
Max: $133K
Data Engineer $111,508
Min: $70K
Max: $150K
Android Developer $113,417
Min: $95K
Max: $126K
DevOps Engineer $117,485
Min: $70K
Max: $150K
Sales Engineer $119,158
Min: $94K
Max: $145K
Security Engineer $123,200
Min: $92K
Max: $173K
Software Engineer $125,089
Min: $70K
Max: $222K
Data Architect $125,750
Min: $113K
Max: $145K
QA Manager $126,200
Min: $80K
Max: $140K
Senior Software Engineer $155,936
Min: $125K
Max: $190K
Principal Software Engineer $171,100
Min: $145K
Max: $197K
Engineering Manager $176,006
Min: $131K
Max: $375K
Director of Software Engineering $219,647
Min: $151K
Max: $252K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $228,421
Min: $137K
Max: $350K
Vice President of Engineering $253,536
Min: $160K
Max: $330K

Seattle Companies with the Highest Dev + Engineer Salaries

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Digital Media, eCommerce
+19
Security, Software
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Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

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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