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Chief Executive Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for chief executives in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of chief executives amongst Washington metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Chief Executives in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$83,710
25th Percentile Wage
$123,860
50th Percentile Wage
$177,040
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chief executives in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $177,040. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $123,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $83,710.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of chief executives from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$177,040
0.02% -5.16%
2016
$177,000
1.08% -
2015
$175,090
-6.33% -
2012
$186,170
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Chief Executives in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chief executives in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chief executives in state of Washington ranges from $100,830 to $204,390. The highest paying area for chief executives in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $204,390. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $200,820). The lowest paying area is Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $100,830.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$204,390
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$200,820
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$185,250
Tacoma
$171,590
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$165,650
Bremerton-Silverdale
$157,460
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$148,730
Bellingham
$146,380
Yakima
$145,850
Olympia
$134,830
Longview
$133,820
Spokane
$128,670
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$127,600
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$122,560
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$119,220
Lewiston
$115,300
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$109,880
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$100,830




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