The Wages page offers a comprehensive breakdown of what a specific career earns in different regions of Washington, and in different states. By default, you will see Washington wages first. Wages are broken down into 5 columns, and by hourly, monthly and yearly rates:
- 10%: 10% of people in this career make this wage or less.
- 25%: 25% of people in this career make this wage or less.
- Median: 50% (half) of people in this career make this wage or less.
- 75%: 75% of people in this career make this wage or less.
- 90%: 90% of people in this career make this wage or less.
There is a lot that factors into a person's wages, but entry-level positions will generally fall between 10% and 25%, while people with much more experience and education might expect to fall between 75% and 90% (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017).
In the example below, civil engineers new to the field might earn between $61,234 - $71,300 a year in Washington. Meanwhile, a civil engineer already well-established in his or her career might earn between $107,340 - $129,122 a year.
Of course, this is a summary view of Washington. Some locations may pay far less on average...
...while others may pay considerably more.
Wages in Other States and U.S. Territories
To view wages in states and territories besides Washington, toggle the Wage Table drop-down window to another state.
Wages in other states may be broken down more simply, and may not show data for separate regions in that state.