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Legislator Salary Information in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington

The annual and hourly salary statistics of legislators in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of legislators in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Legislators in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,890
25th Percentile Wage
$22,900
50th Percentile Wage
$37,290
75th Percentile Wage
$86,230
90th Percentile Wage
$130,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $130,460. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $22,890.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$37,290
-1.90% -34.08%
2016
$38,000
-47.34% -
2015
$55,990
-8.13% -
2014
$60,540
1.26% -
2013
$59,780
16.36% -
2012
$50,000
- -

Table 3. Compare Legislator Salary in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue with Other Washington Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $37,290 in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue is in the middle of salary range for legislators in state of Washington. In comparison, the annual salary of legislators in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue is 72.5 percent (72.5%) lower than that in the highest paying Mount Vernon-Anacortes and 47.5 percent (47.5%) higher than that in the lowest paying Lewiston.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$135,570
Bremerton-Silverdale
$113,670
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$93,890
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$88,830
Tacoma
$87,400
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$80,510
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$65,210
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$57,140
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$55,980
Spokane
$54,620
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$53,480
Bellingham
$51,570
Olympia
$47,480
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$37,290
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$35,360
Lewiston
$19,580



See also: Top paying jobs in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington.