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
WSU President $665,200
U of W President $600,400
Tacoma City Manager $258,912
ESD 113 Olympia $197,600
ESD 171 Wenatchee $199,500
ESD 114 Bremerton $193,000
Governor $173,617
Snoqualmie City Manager $168,156
Attorney General $159,395
University Place City Manager
Walla Walla School Superintendent $154,888
Aberdeen School Superintendent $150,200
Superintendent of Public Instruction $134,212
Commissioner Public Lands $132,858
Secretary of State $121,663


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.