Data & Resources


Published on Jun 20, 2019

City & County Salary & Benefits Survey

Contact: AWC research

Each year, the Association of Washington Cities conducts a comprehensive survey of salaries and benefits provided to employees in Washington’s cities and counties. The survey is an important service of AWC, providing city and county officials with comparable data to assist them in determining equitable wages and benefits for their staff. Data collection takes place in the spring, with final results available to members in mid-summer. Survey data for 2019 and prior years is now available.

Online reporting system

This online tool is intended for those who represent management only. Specific authorization is needed from AWC staff to gain access to the system. Management representatives in cities and counties and AWC Associate Members who don’t already have access or don’t see the survey listed can contact AWC research.

To access the online reporting system

HR directors, city managers/administrators, mayors and other management staff can access the reporting system by following these steps:

  1. Click here for the Salary & Benefits Reporting System
  2. Enter your Salary Survey login ID and password
  3. Under “AWC Applications,” click “AWC Salary & Benefit Survey On-line Reports”

2019 Printed Salary and Benefits Survey order form (for non-members)

Non-members, including unions, may purchase a printed version of the survey results for $200, plus tax. Orders must be prepaid.

2019 Salary survey order form.

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