Find out how much money your Seattle-area neighbors make

I stumbled upon a slick salary tool on the Seattle PI’s website:

http://www.seattlepi.com/data/databases/wage_comparisons.asp

 

Maybe this guy used a wage comparison tool to decide to get into that rap game

 

From the above link, just pick the job position you want to compare (i.e.: hip hop singer/song-writer) and get mean and median salaries.  They have all kinds of positions ranging from actuaries and accountants to veterinarians and writers.  The data is culled from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (currently May 2008 data, about 2 years old) and does NOT cover the self-employed.

This should be a good starting place for determining your worth and what you should expect for a typical salary in various jobs around the Seattle/Tacoma/Bellevue area.  Use it to motivate yourself for negotiating your next raise, or deciding upon a career change.

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Here’s some sample date for a couple of careers:

1) Metropolitan Area Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
Occupation Registered nurses
Median Annual Wage $74,880
Mean Annual Wage $74,890
Employees in Region 29,940
Median Hourly Pay $36.00
Mean Hourly Pay $36.00
2) Metropolitan Area Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
Occupation Engineers, all other
Median Annual Wage $92,560
Mean Annual Wage $90,650
Employees in Region 5,810
Median Hourly Pay $44.50
Mean Hourly Pay $43.58
3) Metropolitan Area Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
Occupation Advertising sales agents
Median Annual Wage $49,290
Mean Annual Wage $57,680
Employees in Region 2,110
Median Hourly Pay $23.70
Mean Hourly Pay $27.73
4) Metropolitan Area Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
Occupation Bartenders
Median Annual Wage $28,530
Mean Annual Wage $27,690
Employees in Region 6,460
Median Hourly Pay $13.72
Mean Hourly Pay $13.31

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