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SeattleAugust 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. August 2017 figures are current as of August 22, 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 $ 58,971 1.7%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 95,905 2.1%
Research Assistant $ 33,258 0.9%
Teacher $ 53,958 2.1%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 75,380 2.2%
Design Engineer $ 84,742 0.8%
Electrical Engineer $ 89,496 1.5%
Field Engineer $ 71,752 -0.6%
Mechanical Engineer $ 83,994 2.2%
Quality Engineer $ 84,174 1.5%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 62,282 1.9%
Bank Teller $ 31,958 4.9%
Claims Adjuster $ 54,532 2.6%
Financial Advisor $ 52,482 1.0%
Financial Analyst $ 72,616 1.7%
Insurance Agent $ 42,406 5.8%
Loan Officer $ 49,092 -0.9%
Tax Manager $ 103,498 1.4%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 28,503 5.7%
Bartender $ 37,905 1.8%
Restaurant Cook $ 34,166 4.8%
Restaurant Manager $ 55,039 2.1%
Server $ 37,331 3.4%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 35,614 3.2%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 40,457 2.0%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 51,113 2.1%
Medical Assistant $ 44,128 1.4%
Medical Technologist $ 65,116 2.1%
Pharmacist $ 126,072 -0.0%
Pharmacy Technician $ 40,847 3.7%
Physical Therapist $ 79,478 1.8%
Registered Nurse $ 77,929 2.8%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 84,794 1.4%
Recruiter $ 61,002 5.3%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 50,539 3.3%
Delivery Driver $ 44,497 2.8%
Machine Operator $ 45,011 2.7%
Maintenance Technician $ 51,715 1.9%
Maintenance Worker $ 49,203 2.9%
Technician $ 52,315 0.8%
Truck Driver $ 54,315 5.8%
Warehouse Associate $ 47,850 2.1%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 107,160 -2.9%
Paralegal $ 62,118 2.0%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 79,644 2.3%
Material Handler $ 39,462 1.8%
Process Engineer $ 89,243 0.6%
Production Manager $ 70,828 2.3%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 77,945 3.6%
Technical Editor $ 79,054 2.1%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 65,667 -0.0%
Operations Manager $ 77,917 3.2%
Security Officer $ 44,999 2.8%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 47,946 2.3%
Business Analyst $ 78,260 2.1%
Business Development Manager $ 83,075 1.5%
Communications Manager $ 86,772 2.4%
Consultant $ 89,481 0.8%
Customer Service Manager $ 60,228 2.6%
Customer Service Representative $ 43,879 2.9%
Marketing Manager $ 88,906 0.9%
Office Manager $ 57,181 1.3%
Product Manager $ 109,845 1.7%
Program Manager $ 100,760 2.3%
Project Manager $ 85,029 0.7%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 63,176 1.8%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 71,488 1.1%
Cashier $ 34,655 3.7%
Retail Key Holder $ 34,494 1.5%
Store Manager $ 58,400 3.3%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 74,110 2.0%
Sales Representative $ 53,158 2.4%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 72,477 2.2%
Data Scientist $ 125,367 1.6%
Java Developer $ 89,634 0.5%
Network Engineer $ 92,522 2.7%
Programmer Analyst $ 82,764 1.2%
Software Engineer $ 110,136 2.5%
Solutions Architect $ 114,025 2.8%
Systems Engineer $ 91,696 2.3%
Technical Support $ 52,671 1.6%
UX Designer $ 97,510 2.0%
Web Designer $ 63,291 2.4%
Web Developer $ 88,445 1.7%

Seattle Quick Facts

August 2017 YoY
Seattle Median Pay $ 60,487 2.1%
U.S. Median Pay $ 51,556 2.0%
Job Openings 104,781 14.4%
June 2017 YoY
Labor Force Size* 2,053,338 1.4%
Total Employment* 1,970,540 2.0%
Unemployment Rate* 4.0% -0.6%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 61,741
Aerospace & Defense $ 64,189
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 62,488
Arts & Entertainment $ 55,255
Automotive $ 55,441
Banking & Financial Services $ 60,466
Beauty & Fitness $ 53,982
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 64,652
Business Services $ 58,179
Computer Software & Hardware $ 62,175
Construction $ 61,700
Consulting $ 61,365
Consumer Electronics $ 54,266
Consumer Services $ 54,267
Education & Schools $ 55,149
Energy & Utilities $ 67,207
Facilities $ 55,183
Farming & Agriculture $ 59,390
Government $ 60,422
Health Care & Hospitals $ 59,086
Information Technology $ 59,795
Insurance $ 60,180
Internet & Tech $ 60,913
Manufacturing $ 61,982
Marketing & Advertising $ 57,365
Media & Publishing $ 58,150
Nonprofit $ 54,755
Private Security $ 55,115
Real Estate $ 57,986
Recruiting & Staffing $ 57,162
Restaurants & Bars $ 55,815
Retail $ 55,384
Supermarkets $ 57,550
Telecommunications $ 59,165
Transportation & Logistics $ 58,583
Travel & Tourism $ 55,824
Wholesale $ 59,508

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 54,929
51-200 $ 57,034
201-500 $ 58,231
501-1000 $ 59,130
1001-5000 $ 60,597
5000+ $ 61,612