SeattleDecember 2019

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). December 2019 figures are current as of December 20, 2019.

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Open Jobs by Industry
 Open Jobs by Employer Size
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– Pay by Industry
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Seattle Quick Facts

December 2019 YoY
Seattle Open Jobs 107,258 -0.0%
U.S. Open Jobs 5,641,516 -1.8%
Seattle Median Pay $ 64,752 1.9%
U.S. Median Pay $ 54,614 2.3%

Open Jobs by Industry

Business Services
Open Jobs YoY
Consulting 1,619 2.2%
Marketing & Advertising 937 -17.7%
Accounting & Legal 597 -15.5%
Private Security 304 -24.5%
Other Business Services 194 -29.8%
Subtotal 3,650 -11.1%
Construction & Real Estate Services
Open Jobs YoY
Real Estate 1,636 -18.1%
Construction 1,478 7.6%
Architecture & Civil Engineering 792 -1.9%
Facilities 450 0.1%
Subtotal 4,356 -5.9%
Consumer Services
Open Jobs YoY
Beauty & Fitness 1,340 17.0%
Automotive 1,216 -16.7%
Arts & Entertainment 1,050 11.2%
Travel & Tourism 1,018 -35.2%
Telecommunications 515 -47.4%
Media & Publishing 441 -48.1%
Other Consumer Services 383 41.3%
Subtotal 5,964 -17.4%
Finance & Insurance
Open Jobs YoY
Banking & Financial Services 1,678 8.6%
Insurance 876 -19.3%
Subtotal 2,553 -2.9%
Food Services
Open Jobs YoY
Restaurants & Bars 5,950 5.8%
Subtotal 5,950 5.8%
Health Care
Open Jobs YoY
Health Care & Hospitals 17,372 6.4%
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals 1,190 16.0%
Subtotal 18,562 7.0%
Production
Open Jobs YoY
Manufacturing 3,232 -18.5%
Aerospace & Defense 1,021 -21.5%
Energy & Utilities 396 24.1%
Other Production 81 -7.9%
Subtotal 4,731 -16.6%
Public Services
Open Jobs YoY
Education & Schools 3,692 -2.7%
Nonprofit 1,724 12.3%
Government 1,589 15.2%
Subtotal 7,006 4.4%
Retail
Open Jobs YoY
Retail 6,018 -11.8%
Supermarkets 2,737 21.7%
Consumer Electronics 128 -1.9%
Subtotal 8,883 -3.5%
Tech
Open Jobs YoY
Internet & Tech 13,203 13.3%
Computer Software & Hardware 7,792 -13.1%
Information Technology 2,596 1.9%
Subtotal 23,591 1.8%
Trade & Transportation
Open Jobs YoY
Transportation & Logistics 2,026 -37.9%
Wholesale 556 -2.3%
Subtotal 2,581 -32.6%

Open Jobs by Employer Size

Open Jobs YoY
<51 12,105 54.3%
51-200 9,458 7.0%
201-500 9,504 8.0%
501-1000 4,762 -5.6%
1001-5000 15,231 -18.8%
5000+ 50,721 -3.1%
Other 5,476 -3.4%
Total 5,641,516 -1.8%

Pay by Job Title

Design
Median Base Pay YoY
Graphic Designer $ 62,354 1.6%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 106,439 1.7%
Research Assistant $ 34,564 1.5%
Teacher $ 60,186 3.5%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 81,444 1.4%
Design Engineer $ 87,656 4.3%
Electrical Engineer $ 93,269 0.6%
Field Engineer $ 77,007 -0.6%
Mechanical Engineer $ 87,677 0.5%
Quality Engineer $ 85,065 1.0%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 65,816 1.9%
Bank Teller $ 35,954 0.9%
Claims Adjuster $ 56,045 2.7%
Financial Advisor $ 61,873 6.9%
Financial Analyst $ 76,164 0.7%
Insurance Agent $ 44,833 3.0%
Loan Officer $ 55,787 11.9%
Tax Manager $ 102,848 0.6%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 31,277 2.6%
Bartender $ 40,673 -1.9%
Restaurant Cook $ 36,921 1.8%
Restaurant Manager $ 57,015 2.2%
Server $ 39,463 2.0%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 37,727 3.7%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 43,344 4.8%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 55,913 -0.2%
Medical Assistant $ 46,409 2.6%
Medical Technologist $ 68,993 1.5%
Pharmacist $ 125,677 -0.6%
Pharmacy Technician $ 45,183 4.6%
Physical Therapist $ 79,465 -1.3%
Registered Nurse $ 79,983 1.6%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 90,776 1.0%
Recruiter $ 65,412 4.0%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 54,070 2.4%
Delivery Driver $ 48,632 1.5%
Machine Operator $ 47,723 5.8%
Maintenance Technician $ 54,708 3.7%
Maintenance Worker $ 51,376 1.6%
Technician $ 57,139 1.9%
Truck Driver $ 61,044 0.7%
Warehouse Associate $ 52,221 1.3%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 122,885 3.1%
Paralegal $ 66,640 1.2%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 83,104 2.4%
Material Handler $ 43,575 2.7%
Process Engineer $ 92,263 1.8%
Production Manager $ 74,114 1.8%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 81,509 3.5%
Technical Editor $ 75,316 1.9%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 70,265 1.0%
Operations Manager $ 82,755 1.8%
Security Officer $ 52,212 4.9%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 52,232 2.4%
Business Analyst $ 80,801 1.4%
Business Development Manager $ 88,581 1.9%
Communications Manager $ 87,496 -0.0%
Consultant $ 92,133 1.0%
Customer Service Manager $ 64,621 0.5%
Customer Service Representative $ 46,559 3.5%
Marketing Manager $ 91,090 0.6%
Office Manager $ 60,511 2.1%
Product Manager $ 118,981 0.6%
Program Manager $ 99,856 -1.6%
Project Manager $ 87,973 0.6%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 68,456 4.5%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 71,068 3.0%
Cashier $ 36,256 2.4%
Retail Key Holder $ 38,261 4.6%
Store Manager $ 61,213 3.5%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 78,312 2.9%
Sales Representative $ 57,613 4.2%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 75,384 3.3%
Data Scientist $ 129,806 1.2%
IT Manager $ 110,997 2.6%
Java Developer $ 93,392 -2.6%
Programmer Analyst $ 89,023 2.3%
Software Engineer $ 118,342 2.4%
Solutions Architect $ 124,040 -1.0%
Systems Engineer $ 95,300 1.0%
Technical Support $ 55,383 0.8%
UX Designer $ 101,946 3.9%
Web Designer $ 67,586 1.5%
Web Developer $ 92,045 5.6%

Pay by Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 65,042
Aerospace & Defense $ 67,684
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 65,233
Arts & Entertainment $ 56,650
Automotive $ 58,439
Banking & Financial Services $ 63,840
Beauty & Fitness $ 58,561
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 67,702
Business Services $ 61,433
Computer Software & Hardware $ 66,257
Construction $ 63,471
Consulting $ 64,628
Consumer Electronics $ 57,147
Consumer Services $ 57,926
Education & Schools $ 59,186
Energy & Utilities $ 69,526
Facilities $ 57,979
Farming & Agriculture $ 63,544
Government $ 63,671
Health Care & Hospitals $ 62,605
Information Technology $ 62,802
Insurance $ 63,933
Internet & Tech $ 65,024
Manufacturing $ 65,189
Marketing & Advertising $ 60,538
Media & Publishing $ 61,207
Nonprofit $ 58,076
Private Security $ 58,619
Real Estate $ 61,637
Recruiting & Staffing $ 59,692
Restaurants & Bars $ 58,218
Retail $ 58,547
Supermarkets $ 59,861
Telecommunications $ 61,996
Transportation & Logistics $ 62,546
Travel & Tourism $ 59,142
Wholesale $ 62,400

Pay by Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 58,698
51-200 $ 61,095
201-500 $ 62,284
501-1000 $ 63,178
1001-5000 $ 64,493
5000+ $ 65,677