Human Resources Manager Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for human resources managers in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of human resources managers amongst Washington cities 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Human Resources Managers in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$70,580
25th Percentile Wage
$88,650
50th Percentile Wage
$112,050
75th Percentile Wage
$140,690
90th Percentile Wage
$174,720

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources managers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $174,720. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $112,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $70,580.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33.93
25th Percentile Wage
$42.62
50th Percentile Wage
$53.87
75th Percentile Wage
$67.64
90th Percentile Wage
$84.00

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for human resources managers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $84.00. The median hourly salary is $53.87. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33.93.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of human resources managers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016112,0502.29%8.09%
2015109,4800.01%-
2014109,4703.78%-
2013105,3302.23%-
2012102,980--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Human Resources Managers in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of human resources managers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of human resources managers in state of Washington ranges from $80,230 to $118,850. The highest paying area for human resources managers in Washington is Kennewick-Pasco-Richland with a median annual salary of $118,850. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $117,080). The lowest paying area is Bellingham with a median annual salary of $80,230.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$118,850
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$117,080
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$116,220
Olympia
$107,280
Bremerton-Silverdale
$106,110
Tacoma
$104,130
Yakima
$102,220
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$97,050
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$94,480
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$94,110
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$93,890
Spokane
$93,660
Bellingham
$80,230


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