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SeattleOctober 2018

Methodology: Based on millions of anonymous salary reports shared on Glassdoor. The Local Pay Reports apply a proprietary machine-learning algorithm to estimate median annual base pay for full-time workers. October 2018 figures are current as of October 20, 2018. Metro areas are based on U.S. Census Bureau “core based statistical areas” (CBSAs). All 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 seasonally adjusted. (*) denotes Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

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Job Title

Design
Median Base Pay YoY
Graphic Designer $ 61,045 2.6%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 104,068 1.8%
Research Assistant $ 33,049 1.2%
Teacher $ 56,534 2.3%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 78,036 3.8%
Design Engineer $ 85,837 2.4%
Electrical Engineer $ 92,042 1.5%
Field Engineer $ 75,382 1.0%
Mechanical Engineer $ 86,388 2.6%
Quality Engineer $ 83,757 2.1%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 63,460 2.0%
Bank Teller $ 34,979 8.3%
Claims Adjuster $ 54,132 1.4%
Financial Advisor $ 57,976 5.5%
Financial Analyst $ 74,631 2.4%
Insurance Agent $ 39,567 -4.8%
Loan Officer $ 47,519 1.9%
Tax Manager $ 101,411 0.9%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 30,009 4.6%
Bartender $ 41,000 7.0%
Restaurant Cook $ 36,264 5.2%
Restaurant Manager $ 54,527 0.6%
Server $ 37,246 1.7%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 37,470 4.0%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 41,996 4.7%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 53,339 2.6%
Medical Assistant $ 44,908 2.5%
Medical Technologist $ 66,296 1.4%
Pharmacist $ 125,695 0.7%
Pharmacy Technician $ 42,378 5.6%
Physical Therapist $ 78,206 -0.2%
Registered Nurse $ 78,427 2.1%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 88,055 3.2%
Recruiter $ 62,984 1.9%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 53,667 2.3%
Delivery Driver $ 46,774 2.3%
Machine Operator $ 43,912 1.5%
Maintenance Technician $ 51,850 2.6%
Maintenance Worker $ 52,180 6.0%
Technician $ 54,026 3.0%
Truck Driver $ 58,644 4.2%
Warehouse Associate $ 47,762 -1.4%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 117,324 4.8%
Paralegal $ 64,344 2.1%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 80,264 1.8%
Material Handler $ 41,916 4.4%
Process Engineer $ 91,561 2.2%
Production Manager $ 71,018 2.4%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 75,626 -1.2%
Technical Editor $ 80,658 2.4%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 71,289 5.5%
Operations Manager $ 79,655 0.7%
Security Officer $ 45,902 3.4%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 50,917 3.4%
Business Analyst $ 78,872 1.5%
Business Development Manager $ 89,045 2.8%
Communications Manager $ 88,632 1.8%
Consultant $ 87,213 0.3%
Customer Service Manager $ 63,554 3.0%
Customer Service Representative $ 44,921 3.4%
Marketing Manager $ 88,955 1.8%
Office Manager $ 58,566 3.0%
Product Manager $ 115,367 3.2%
Program Manager $ 98,250 0.5%
Project Manager $ 82,079 -4.0%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 64,338 4.8%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 70,263 3.3%
Cashier $ 35,291 5.4%
Retail Key Holder $ 35,502 2.2%
Store Manager $ 59,344 2.5%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 74,718 2.6%
Sales Representative $ 56,514 3.2%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 71,923 1.8%
Data Scientist $ 125,756 0.4%
IT Manager $ 107,878 2.9%
Java Developer $ 91,284 3.3%
Programmer Analyst $ 86,678 4.9%
Software Engineer $ 115,549 3.1%
Solutions Architect $ 122,244 3.4%
Systems Engineer $ 92,581 1.3%
Technical Support $ 53,172 3.0%
UX Designer $ 98,531 2.3%
Web Designer $ 67,874 2.2%
Web Developer $ 87,229 2.0%

Seattle Quick Facts

October 2018 YoY
Seattle Median Pay $ 62,496 2.4%
U.S. Median Pay $ 52,746 2.4%
Job Openings 116,291 13.0%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 63,098
Aerospace & Defense $ 65,085
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 62,531
Arts & Entertainment $ 54,726
Automotive $ 56,665
Banking & Financial Services $ 61,670
Beauty & Fitness $ 55,092
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 65,126
Business Services $ 58,943
Computer Software & Hardware $ 63,409
Construction $ 61,278
Consulting $ 63,142
Consumer Electronics $ 55,806
Consumer Services $ 55,734
Education & Schools $ 57,152
Energy & Utilities $ 66,760
Facilities $ 58,200
Farming & Agriculture $ 60,287
Government $ 61,444
Health Care & Hospitals $ 60,194
Information Technology $ 61,261
Insurance $ 61,111
Internet & Tech $ 63,397
Manufacturing $ 62,545
Marketing & Advertising $ 58,412
Media & Publishing $ 59,224
Nonprofit $ 56,806
Private Security $ 56,037
Real Estate $ 59,229
Recruiting & Staffing $ 57,933
Restaurants & Bars $ 55,702
Retail $ 56,236
Supermarkets $ 57,466
Telecommunications $ 59,502
Transportation & Logistics $ 60,246
Travel & Tourism $ 57,072
Wholesale $ 59,888

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 56,399
51-200 $ 58,733
201-500 $ 60,014
501-1000 $ 60,685
1001-5000 $ 62,307
5000+ $ 63,064