SeattleJanuary 2020

Methodology: The Glassdoor Job Market Report provides a real-time view of hiring trends and wage growth across the U.S. based on millions of online jobs and salaries on Glassdoor. To count job openings, we collect millions of job postings from high-quality online sources including jobs listed on company career sites and applicant tracking systems. Year-over-year comparisons are against the same month in the previous year.

To report pay, we apply a proprietary machine-learning algorithm that estimates median annual base pay for full-time workers. Year-over-year estimates for median salary growth are based on 3-month moving averages. Median base pay is presented in nominal dollars and is not adjusted for inflation or seasonality.

Metro areas are based on U.S. Census Bureau “core-based statistical areas” (CBSAs). January 2020 figures are current as of January 20, 2020.

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Open Jobs by Industry
 Open Jobs by Employer Size
– Pay by Job Title
– Pay by Industry
– Pay by Employer Size

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Seattle Quick Facts

January 2020 YoY
Seattle Open Jobs 107,185 0.7%
U.S. Open Jobs 5,612,853 -3.1%
Seattle Median Pay $ 64,633 2.6%
U.S. Median Pay $ 54,430 2.6%

Open Jobs by Industry

Business Services
Open Jobs YoY
Consulting 1,639 2.4%
Marketing & Advertising 884 -24.2%
Accounting & Legal 610 -10.6%
Private Security 294 -28.0%
Other Business Services 195 -26.2%
Subtotal 3,623 -12.2%
Construction & Real Estate Services
Open Jobs YoY
Real Estate 1,582 -11.5%
Construction 1,434 1.4%
Architecture & Civil Engineering 804 0.8%
Facilities 469 -3.4%
Subtotal 4,290 -4.4%
Consumer Services
Open Jobs YoY
Beauty & Fitness 1,269 10.8%
Automotive 1,170 -17.7%
Travel & Tourism 1,049 -34.9%
Arts & Entertainment 1,039 23.4%
Telecommunications 799 -20.8%
Other Consumer Services 384 47.0%
Media & Publishing 376 -63.8%
Subtotal 6,086 -17.0%
Finance & Insurance
Open Jobs YoY
Banking & Financial Services 1,693 14.9%
Insurance 833 -23.2%
Subtotal 2,526 -1.3%
Food Services
Open Jobs YoY
Restaurants & Bars 5,938 6.9%
Subtotal 5,938 6.9%
Health Care
Open Jobs YoY
Health Care & Hospitals 16,824 1.2%
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals 1,201 18.8%
Subtotal 18,025 2.2%
Production
Open Jobs YoY
Manufacturing 2,900 -24.6%
Aerospace & Defense 878 -37.6%
Energy & Utilities 362 29.0%
Other Production 69 -19.8%
Subtotal 4,210 -25.1%
Public Services
Open Jobs YoY
Education & Schools 3,802 -6.7%
Nonprofit 1,738 3.3%
Government 1,532 8.7%
Subtotal 7,072 -1.3%
Retail
Open Jobs YoY
Retail 5,872 -7.1%
Supermarkets 2,744 24.8%
Consumer Electronics 122 -26.4%
Subtotal 8,738 0.6%
Tech
Open Jobs YoY
Internet & Tech 12,781 19.0%
Computer Software & Hardware 7,835 -13.9%
Information Technology 2,891 5.8%
Subtotal 23,507 4.2%
Trade & Transportation
Open Jobs YoY
Transportation & Logistics 2,028 -39.2%
Wholesale 527 -6.8%
Subtotal 2,555 -34.5%

Open Jobs by Employer Size

Open Jobs YoY
<51 12,325 53.2%
51-200 9,635 4.3%
201-500 9,582 11.3%
501-1000 4,602 -7.4%
1001-5000 14,649 -23.0%
5000+ 50,328 -1.7%
Other 6,064 13.7%
Total 107,185 0.7%

Pay by Job Title

Design
Median Base Pay YoY
Graphic Designer $ 62,044 1.7%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 107,055 3.1%
Research Assistant $ 34,901 3.1%
Teacher $ 60,428 4.0%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 81,686 2.5%
Design Engineer $ 88,079 4.0%
Electrical Engineer $ 93,611 1.5%
Field Engineer $ 77,475 0.8%
Mechanical Engineer $ 87,744 1.0%
Quality Engineer $ 83,409 -0.6%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 65,811 2.7%
Bank Teller $ 35,667 0.2%
Claims Adjuster $ 56,428 2.8%
Financial Advisor $ 61,289 4.6%
Financial Analyst $ 76,544 2.0%
Insurance Agent $ 45,699 3.5%
Loan Officer $ 57,848 14.1%
Tax Manager $ 108,036 1.6%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 30,152 3.9%
Bartender $ 41,691 -0.8%
Restaurant Cook $ 36,962 2.6%
Restaurant Manager $ 57,224 3.1%
Server $ 39,880 2.8%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 37,598 3.1%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 43,112 4.3%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 56,403 1.1%
Medical Assistant $ 46,407 3.0%
Medical Technologist $ 68,514 2.5%
Pharmacist $ 129,198 2.3%
Pharmacy Technician $ 44,247 4.1%
Physical Therapist $ 80,109 0.9%
Registered Nurse $ 80,458 2.4%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 91,536 2.3%
Recruiter $ 65,834 4.9%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 54,255 2.8%
Delivery Driver $ 49,217 1.4%
Machine Operator $ 47,247 4.5%
Maintenance Technician $ 54,977 4.0%
Maintenance Worker $ 51,951 2.5%
Technician $ 57,637 4.3%
Truck Driver $ 62,102 1.3%
Warehouse Associate $ 51,207 1.8%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 121,407 1.6%
Paralegal $ 67,636 3.4%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 82,547 2.0%
Material Handler $ 43,859 2.8%
Process Engineer $ 91,954 1.7%
Production Manager $ 74,208 2.6%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 82,183 5.0%
Technical Editor $ 75,938 2.6%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 71,389 2.1%
Operations Manager $ 82,730 2.3%
Security Officer $ 49,323 5.9%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 52,569 3.9%
Business Analyst $ 80,981 2.2%
Business Development Manager $ 89,994 4.3%
Communications Manager $ 87,841 2.0%
Consultant $ 91,791 1.7%
Customer Service Manager $ 64,250 1.3%
Customer Service Representative $ 46,741 4.2%
Marketing Manager $ 89,684 0.9%
Office Manager $ 60,988 2.6%
Product Manager $ 117,876 1.3%
Program Manager $ 100,659 0.6%
Project Manager $ 87,478 1.2%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 67,826 3.5%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 70,350 2.6%
Cashier $ 36,322 2.9%
Retail Key Holder $ 37,804 4.2%
Store Manager $ 60,641 3.2%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 78,310 3.4%
Sales Representative $ 59,205 6.3%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 75,197 3.2%
Data Scientist $ 129,929 1.6%
IT Manager $ 111,136 3.5%
Java Developer $ 96,509 0.9%
Programmer Analyst $ 90,170 3.0%
Software Engineer $ 119,133 3.0%
Solutions Architect $ 123,835 0.8%
Systems Engineer $ 94,625 0.8%
Technical Support $ 55,563 2.0%
UX Designer $ 102,874 5.1%
Web Designer $ 68,350 1.9%
Web Developer $ 90,978 3.7%

Pay by Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 65,098
Aerospace & Defense $ 67,468
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 64,911
Arts & Entertainment $ 57,229
Automotive $ 58,026
Banking & Financial Services $ 63,970
Beauty & Fitness $ 58,841
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 67,980
Business Services $ 61,204
Computer Software & Hardware $ 66,257
Construction $ 63,249
Consulting $ 64,762
Consumer Electronics $ 56,121
Consumer Services $ 57,837
Education & Schools $ 59,271
Energy & Utilities $ 69,814
Facilities $ 58,566
Farming & Agriculture $ 63,482
Government $ 63,712
Health Care & Hospitals $ 62,652
Information Technology $ 62,620
Insurance $ 63,612
Internet & Tech $ 65,110
Manufacturing $ 65,095
Marketing & Advertising $ 60,377
Media & Publishing $ 61,288
Nonprofit $ 58,491
Private Security $ 59,079
Real Estate $ 60,834
Recruiting & Staffing $ 60,445
Restaurants & Bars $ 58,062
Retail $ 58,670
Supermarkets $ 59,455
Telecommunications $ 62,546
Transportation & Logistics $ 62,497
Travel & Tourism $ 59,341
Wholesale $ 62,092

Pay by Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 58,831
51-200 $ 61,290
201-500 $ 62,407
501-1000 $ 63,309
1001-5000 $ 64,721
5000+ $ 65,716