The median base pay for workers in Seattle is now $59,246 – a 2 percent increase over last May, according to new data from jobs site Glassdoor.
Salaries in Seattle have again ticked up from last year, especially for in-demand jobs.
The median base pay for workers in Seattle is now $59,246 – a 2 percent increase over last May, but a slight drop from January’s $59,948 figure, according to new data from jobs site Glassdoor.
Seattle pay is still outpacing the national median salary, which is now $51,159 after a 2.1 percent increase from last year.
The biggest local jumps were for recruiters, which help hungry companies fill open positions, and for customer service managers. Recruiters saw a median bump to $60,711, a 7.2 percent increase. Customer service manager wages increased 7 percent to $62,031.
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Seattle has become known for its competitive job market – companies are taking unique and sometimes lavish steps to attract workers with specialized skills. At the same time, the city is getting increasingly more expensive, especially in the real estate market.
Tech jobs, as usual, fared well in the salary study. Software engineers in Seattle now take home a base pay of $109,508, a 3.4 percent jump, according to Glassdoor.
The Mill Valley, Calif. job site uses data from its own job board, which has been collecting listings and salary data since 2008.