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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

October 18, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Seattle has second-highest pay for software engineers

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Software engineers in the Seattle area earn an average annual base salary of $103,196, according to a new survey by Glassdoor.com.   That is the second highest in the U.S. behind the San Francisco Bay area, and well above the national average of $92,790.

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Seattle also ranked No. 2 in last year’s Glassdoor report.

Glassdoor found that there are 1,418 companies hiring software engineers in our region–the sixth-highest number of companies behind, in order, San Francisco, New York, Washington, D.C., Boston and Los Angeles.

Three of the 25 best-paying companies for software engineers are based in the Seattle metropolitan area: Amazon at No. 14, Microsoft at No. 18, and Expedia at No. 21.  Other companies among the top-25 that, while not based in Seattle, maintain offices here, include Google, Twitter, Apple, Facebook and Ebay.

The best-paying company is not the best known: Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Juniper Networks, which manufactures networking equipment.

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