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SeattleJuly 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. July 2018 figures are current as of July 23, 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 $ 60,580 3.1%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 102,103 -0.0%
Research Assistant $ 33,317 1.4%
Teacher $ 55,442 3.2%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 76,305 1.5%
Design Engineer $ 85,278 4.6%
Electrical Engineer $ 90,060 1.8%
Field Engineer $ 74,334 1.1%
Mechanical Engineer $ 85,041 3.5%
Quality Engineer $ 84,020 2.4%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 63,225 3.1%
Bank Teller $ 34,526 8.1%
Claims Adjuster $ 54,588 2.6%
Financial Advisor $ 54,369 4.8%
Financial Analyst $ 74,062 2.9%
Insurance Agent $ 40,667 -0.9%
Loan Officer $ 46,014 -0.6%
Tax Manager $ 106,865 4.6%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 29,098 4.2%
Bartender $ 39,999 6.0%
Restaurant Cook $ 35,316 3.0%
Restaurant Manager $ 53,787 0.4%
Server $ 37,788 3.4%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 37,321 4.3%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 40,460 3.1%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 52,330 2.6%
Medical Assistant $ 45,942 4.0%
Medical Technologist $ 64,881 2.0%
Pharmacist $ 127,240 3.3%
Pharmacy Technician $ 41,169 3.6%
Physical Therapist $ 74,914 -1.9%
Registered Nurse $ 78,203 1.8%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 85,323 2.5%
Recruiter $ 62,889 2.0%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 52,641 3.1%
Delivery Driver $ 46,041 2.2%
Machine Operator $ 43,565 1.3%
Maintenance Technician $ 50,090 2.2%
Maintenance Worker $ 53,870 3.6%
Technician $ 53,076 1.2%
Truck Driver $ 57,760 6.2%
Warehouse Associate $ 52,882 4.8%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 116,783 3.8%
Paralegal $ 62,283 0.7%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 79,231 1.3%
Material Handler $ 40,488 4.3%
Process Engineer $ 91,017 1.8%
Production Manager $ 71,348 2.6%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 77,259 -0.1%
Technical Editor $ 79,029 2.1%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 67,878 2.9%
Operations Manager $ 76,774 0.1%
Security Officer $ 45,229 3.7%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 48,481 2.5%
Business Analyst $ 78,410 1.6%
Business Development Manager $ 87,359 4.3%
Communications Manager $ 83,899 0.3%
Consultant $ 87,836 1.8%
Customer Service Manager $ 63,266 3.7%
Customer Service Representative $ 44,277 2.4%
Marketing Manager $ 88,842 1.5%
Office Manager $ 57,353 2.1%
Product Manager $ 114,709 3.0%
Program Manager $ 98,374 0.8%
Project Manager $ 83,481 -0.3%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 62,973 6.0%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 68,632 2.0%
Cashier $ 35,163 5.3%
Retail Key Holder $ 35,731 4.8%
Store Manager $ 58,395 2.4%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 73,919 3.1%
Sales Representative $ 55,114 1.9%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 71,655 1.9%
Data Scientist $ 124,529 0.8%
Java Developer $ 88,325 3.8%
Network Engineer $ 85,991 -4.6%
Programmer Analyst $ 85,772 2.9%
Software Engineer $ 113,322 2.3%
Solutions Architect $ 117,997 3.7%
Systems Engineer $ 92,757 2.2%
Technical Support $ 52,135 2.6%
UX Designer $ 97,178 1.5%
Web Designer $ 62,559 -1.2%
Web Developer $ 87,742 2.6%

Seattle Quick Facts

July 2018 YoY
Seattle Median Pay $ 61,415 2.1%
U.S. Median Pay $ 52,267 2.2%
Job Openings 121,889 15.1%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 61,348
Aerospace & Defense $ 63,716
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 61,700
Arts & Entertainment $ 54,344
Automotive $ 55,735
Banking & Financial Services $ 60,628
Beauty & Fitness $ 55,037
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 63,805
Business Services $ 57,896
Computer Software & Hardware $ 62,213
Construction $ 60,012
Consulting $ 61,740
Consumer Electronics $ 55,168
Consumer Services $ 54,507
Education & Schools $ 56,148
Energy & Utilities $ 65,315
Facilities $ 57,042
Farming & Agriculture $ 59,179
Government $ 60,503
Health Care & Hospitals $ 58,983
Information Technology $ 60,345
Insurance $ 60,067
Internet & Tech $ 62,194
Manufacturing $ 61,505
Marketing & Advertising $ 57,571
Media & Publishing $ 58,334
Nonprofit $ 56,303
Private Security $ 55,516
Real Estate $ 58,214
Recruiting & Staffing $ 56,807
Restaurants & Bars $ 55,299
Retail $ 55,546
Supermarkets $ 57,193
Telecommunications $ 58,947
Transportation & Logistics $ 59,553
Travel & Tourism $ 56,611
Wholesale $ 59,038

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 55,295
51-200 $ 57,553
201-500 $ 58,670
501-1000 $ 59,548
1001-5000 $ 61,122
5000+ $ 61,859