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 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 Human Resources Managers in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$73,130
25th Percentile Wage
$92,350
50th Percentile Wage
$117,680
75th Percentile Wage
$150,080
90th Percentile Wage
$190,220

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 $190,220. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $117,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $73,130.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of human resources managers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$117,680
4.78% 12.49%
2016
$112,050
2.29% -
2015
$109,480
0.01% -
2014
$109,470
3.78% -
2013
$105,330
2.23% -
2012
$102,980
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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 $86,490 to $127,910. The highest paying area for human resources managers in Washington is Kennewick-Pasco-Richland with a median annual salary of $127,910. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $122,200). The lowest paying area is Bellingham with a median annual salary of $86,490.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$127,910
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$122,200
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$121,540
Olympia
$116,030
Tacoma
$113,550
Bremerton-Silverdale
$111,100
Yakima
$105,790
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$102,900
Spokane
$101,370
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$100,890
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$100,490
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$94,110
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$93,890
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$90,400
Bellingham
$86,490




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