Seattle Metro Area Pay Trends

Updated

Caffeine, cozy clothing, and books are all big in the Emerald City, which hosts the headquarters of Starbucks, Nordstrom, and Amazon. The Port of Seattle is a major gateway for trade with Asia and also the point of departure for many cruises to Alaska, keeping tourist dollars flowing into the economy.

Wage Growth for Seattle Metro Area, Q1 2019

1.1%

since last quarter

2.5%

year over year

22.8%

since 2006

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The PayScale Index: Seattle Metro Area20172018% Change Since 200616.0%16.6%17.2%17.8%18.4%19.0%19.6%20.2%20.8%21.4%22.0%22.6%) Seattle Metro Area© 2019 PayScale, Inc.

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Methodology for The PayScale Index: Trends in Compensation

The PayScale Index tracks quarterly changes in total cash compensation for full-time, private industry employees and education professionals in the United States. In addition to a national index, it includes separate indices for specific industries, metropolitan areas, job categories, and company sizes. The PayScale Index uses 2006 average total cash compensation as a baseline.

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