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October 18, 2013 at 11:23 AM
Software engineers in the Seattle area earn an average annual base salary of $103,196, according to a new survey by Glassdoor.com. That is the second highest in the U.S. behind the San Francisco Bay area, and well above the national average of $92,790.
Seattle also ranked No. 2 in last year’s Glassdoor report.
Glassdoor found that there are 1,418 companies hiring software engineers in our region–the sixth-highest number of companies behind, in order, San Francisco, New York, Washington, D.C., Boston and Los Angeles.
Three of the 25 best-paying companies for software engineers are based in the Seattle metropolitan area: Amazon at No. 14, Microsoft at No. 18, and Expedia at No. 21. Other companies among the top-25 that, while not based in Seattle, maintain offices here, include Google, Twitter, Apple, Facebook and Ebay.
The best-paying company is not the best known: Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Juniper Networks, which manufactures networking equipment.
May 23, 2013 at 10:28 AM
OLYMPIA (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and most statewide elected officials and lawmakers won’t get a pay raise this year, but judges will see a salary hike.
The Washington Citizen’s Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials adopted a salary schedule Wednesday.
A spokeswoman for Inslee, Jaime Smith, told The Olympian a freeze is appropriate as lawmakers try to balance the budget.
Inslee’s pay remains at $166,891 a year. There’s no pay raise this year for the secretary of state, auditor, attorney general or insurance commissioner. But increases will boost the pay of lieutenant governor, treasurer, superintendent of public instruction and commissioner of public lands.
State legislator pay remains the same.
Supreme court justices and judges in appeals, superior and district courts are getting raises.
The changes are effective Sept. 1.
April 8, 2013 at 12:17 PM
University of Washington officials often argue that state budget cuts are causing the university to fall behind its peers when it comes to offering competitive salaries to faculty. A new salary survey helps put the university’s pay in context.
The average salary of a full professor at the UW’s Seattle campus is $124,254 for the current academic year. That would rank the university 48th among 442 public four-year colleges – a little higher than the University of Massachusetts-Boston, a little lower than Arizona State University.
The data comes from the annual salary survey conducted by the American Association of University Professors, and the data-crunching comes from The Chronicle of Higher Education. But note that the UW submitted its salary information too late for the AAUP publication; we received the numbers from AAUP researchers Monday morning, and then figured out how the UW would rank compared to its peers.
Among Washington’s colleges and universities, the UW’s salaries for full professors are the highest in the state. Despite a four-year wage freeze, the average salary has grown slightly because professors receive step increases whenever a job change or rank moves them to a higher step on the pay scale.
The next highest-paid professors are at private schools. At Seattle University, full professors make an average of $120,300 a year, followed by Whitman College at $110,200 and the University of Puget Sound, at $104,400.
Washington State University professors make $104,000, while Western Washington University professors make $84,300 and Eastern Washington professors make $76,000. Central Washington University’s data was absent from the survey.
More information from the AAUP that’s not included in the Chronicle breakdown: A UW associate professor makes $89,158, and an assistant makes $84,126.
Pay is slightly lower at the UW branch campuses. UW-Bothell full professors make $109,755, associate professors make $85,527 and assistant professors make $86,527. At UW-Tacoma, full professors make $104,818, associate professors make $80,035 and assistant professors make $81,097.
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