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SeattleDecember 2017

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. December 2017 figures are current as of December 20, 2017. 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 $ 59,704 2.2%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 100,141 0.2%
Research Assistant $ 33,348 0.7%
Teacher $ 54,774 2.2%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 74,269 -1.0%
Design Engineer $ 86,143 4.6%
Electrical Engineer $ 89,000 1.8%
Field Engineer $ 75,257 2.7%
Mechanical Engineer $ 83,449 1.2%
Quality Engineer $ 82,820 1.4%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 62,308 1.4%
Bank Teller $ 32,279 4.1%
Claims Adjuster $ 54,965 2.2%
Financial Advisor $ 52,672 2.0%
Financial Analyst $ 72,659 2.0%
Insurance Agent $ 40,197 3.0%
Loan Officer $ 46,095 -5.6%
Tax Manager $ 104,813 -0.1%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 29,434 3.9%
Bartender $ 35,357 -6.1%
Restaurant Cook $ 34,429 5.4%
Restaurant Manager $ 54,796 -0.1%
Server $ 37,164 3.2%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 36,390 2.6%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 41,249 4.4%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 51,572 2.5%
Medical Assistant $ 45,067 2.0%
Medical Technologist $ 67,405 6.8%
Pharmacist $ 128,232 2.6%
Pharmacy Technician $ 40,686 2.6%
Physical Therapist $ 76,021 0.3%
Registered Nurse $ 78,277 2.0%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 85,956 2.4%
Recruiter $ 61,459 2.1%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 50,473 1.5%
Delivery Driver $ 45,351 3.9%
Machine Operator $ 43,071 -1.4%
Maintenance Technician $ 51,452 2.5%
Maintenance Worker $ 49,599 -0.8%
Technician $ 52,100 1.0%
Truck Driver $ 56,007 4.0%
Warehouse Associate $ 49,920 4.7%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 109,538 1.5%
Paralegal $ 62,570 5.3%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 79,607 2.6%
Material Handler $ 39,971 2.6%
Process Engineer $ 89,959 2.4%
Production Manager $ 71,786 1.2%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 78,434 2.7%
Technical Editor $ 77,654 1.6%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 66,744 0.7%
Operations Manager $ 76,125 0.6%
Security Officer $ 44,398 2.7%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 47,943 1.5%
Business Analyst $ 78,176 3.8%
Business Development Manager $ 84,933 1.7%
Communications Manager $ 85,560 1.6%
Consultant $ 89,600 0.6%
Customer Service Manager $ 62,482 1.1%
Customer Service Representative $ 43,105 2.8%
Marketing Manager $ 87,686 1.2%
Office Manager $ 55,296 -0.5%
Product Manager $ 110,712 0.5%
Program Manager $ 96,951 0.1%
Project Manager $ 84,795 1.7%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 60,063 0.8%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 69,657 2.7%
Cashier $ 34,601 4.2%
Retail Key Holder $ 34,416 0.9%
Store Manager $ 57,661 2.6%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 71,215 0.6%
Sales Representative $ 52,549 3.8%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 71,580 1.6%
Data Scientist $ 124,099 1.6%
Java Developer $ 85,991 -1.9%
Network Engineer $ 92,832 1.4%
Programmer Analyst $ 84,340 1.0%
Software Engineer $ 111,683 2.2%
Solutions Architect $ 115,861 -0.7%
Systems Engineer $ 93,304 1.9%
Technical Support $ 52,814 4.0%
UX Designer $ 93,847 -0.6%
Web Designer $ 63,749 1.9%
Web Developer $ 86,625 2.9%

Seattle Quick Facts

December 2017 YoY
Seattle Median Pay $ 60,339 1.6%
U.S. Median Pay $ 51,210 1.1%
Job Openings 92,673 1.7%
October 2017 YoY
Labor Force Size* 2,070,342 1.5%
Total Employment* 1,987,746 1.8%
Unemployment Rate* 4.0% -0.3%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 60,650
Aerospace & Defense $ 63,116
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 60,460
Arts & Entertainment $ 54,300
Automotive $ 55,151
Banking & Financial Services $ 59,559
Beauty & Fitness $ 53,888
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 62,655
Business Services $ 56,798
Computer Software & Hardware $ 61,714
Construction $ 60,205
Consulting $ 61,411
Consumer Electronics $ 53,205
Consumer Services $ 53,500
Education & Schools $ 55,365
Energy & Utilities $ 64,682
Facilities $ 55,073
Farming & Agriculture $ 59,600
Government $ 59,595
Health Care & Hospitals $ 58,558
Information Technology $ 60,607
Insurance $ 60,216
Internet & Tech $ 60,461
Manufacturing $ 60,765
Marketing & Advertising $ 56,832
Media & Publishing $ 58,354
Nonprofit $ 56,776
Private Security $ 54,853
Real Estate $ 57,682
Recruiting & Staffing $ 57,522
Restaurants & Bars $ 55,174
Retail $ 55,204
Supermarkets $ 56,063
Telecommunications $ 58,448
Transportation & Logistics $ 58,438
Travel & Tourism $ 56,403
Wholesale $ 58,801

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 54,022
51-200 $ 56,328
201-500 $ 57,373
501-1000 $ 58,299
1001-5000 $ 59,601
5000+ $ 60,632