Data & Resources


Salary and 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 wages and benefits for their staff.

2020 data collection is underway!

AWC recently launched a new survey tool that will offer enhanced reporting capability. The 2020 Salary and Benefits Survey is open until June 26. This year's new survey platform requires more time than in previous years – and we believe it will be well worth your effort. We recommend you log in and get started today!

  • Getting logged in: The new survey tool requires access granted on your individual AWC website account. Not sure about your login? Retrieve your user ID or request a password reset.
  • Tell us who needs access: Please check this list to see who we have on file for your organization. If others will need access to fill out portions of the survey, email AWC Research.
  • Access the survey here.

Survey results

2020 salary and benefits survey result will be released in early August 2020. An introduction rate of $200, applies to organizations that were not invited to and/or did not participate in our survey. This fee allows access to our survey until 12/31/2020.

Non-members may purchase a downloadable version of the 2020 survey results for $200, plus tax. Orders must be prepaid. This fee is good until 12/31/2020 and is subject to change.


Access data from 2019 and previous years

This online tool is intended for those who represent management only. Specific authorization is needed from AWC staff to access 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.

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 and benefits reporting system.
  2. Enter your salary survey login ID and password.
  3. Under “AWC applications,” click “AWC salary and benefits survey online reports”.

Order a printed 2019 Salary and Benefits Survey (for non-members)

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

Purchase a printed version here.

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