Salary Comparisons

The information on these pages is presented to provide you with factual information about how our elected officials' salaries compare with their peers in other states and with public positions within the state of Washington.

The following chart compares the salary for the Governor of Washington with a few public managerial positions in the state.

Position Salary
U of W President $734,000
WSU President $625,000
Vancouver City Manager $239,052
ESD 113 Tumwater $205,500
ESD 114 Bremerton $201,843
ESD 171 Wenatchee $199,500
Walla Walla School Superintendent $189,225
Governor $177,107
Olympia City Manager $174,168
Aberdeen School Superintendent
$169,000
Lacey City Manager $162,000
   
   
   
   

 

View additional comparative data on the following pages.

Legislative Salary Comparisons

Judges Salary Comparisons

Executive Branch Salary Comparisons

Comparison data was obtained by telephone and internet surveys by Commission staff.