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Chief Executives in Washington

Is Washington a good place for you to work as a Chief Executive?

20.3% Jobs Projection
$206,560 Median Salary
750 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Chief Executives in Washington are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Chief Executives in Washington is growing faster than average.

  • Chief Executives in Washington earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Chief Executives Work in Washington?

3,690 people worked as Chief Executives in 2018 in this state.

There were 5,390 Chief Executives employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,700 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 2,150 Chief Executives working in it, which means Washington has more Chief Executives than average.


Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Chief Executives in this state are growing at a rate of 20.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -3.9%.


Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 750 annual Chief Executives job openings in Washington, and 9,250 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 20,000 annual jobs and 296,800 total jobs in 2026.

What do Chief Executives Make in Washington?

In 2018 wages for Chief Executives ranged from $112,210 to $208,000 with $206,560 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $53.95 to $100. The median hourly rate was $99.31.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $85.12 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $14.19.

The median salary in Washington is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Washington Metros for Chief Executives

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Chief Executives.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,330 $208,000
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 950 $208,000
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 290 n/a
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 130 $147,400
Kennewick-Richland, WA 90 $193,820
Yakima, WA 90 $182,730
Lewiston, ID-WA 60 $103,570
Wenatchee, WA 50 $122,440
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 50 $184,200
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 50 $157,410
Bellingham, WA 40 $165,980

Top States for Chief Executives Employment

View the list below to see where most Chief Executives work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 30,290 $208,000
Florida 20,860 $171,000
New York 10,430 $208,000
Illinois 9,650 $208,000
Massachusetts 7,990 $208,000
Tennessee 6,680 $129,720
Arizona 6,630 $179,410
Pennsylvania 6,540 $208,000
Georgia 6,260 $208,000
Minnesota 5,970 $176,550
Virginia 5,760 $208,000
Texas 5,260 $208,000
Wisconsin 5,240 $127,330
Utah 4,850 $151,750
Ohio 4,420 $196,500
Missouri 4,410 $144,070
Indiana 4,220 $124,090
North Carolina 3,820 $205,220
Kansas 3,790 $149,880
Washington 3,690 $206,560

Below are the states where Chief Executives get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New York $208,000
Oregon $208,000
New Jersey $208,000
Texas $208,000
California $208,000
Nevada $208,000
Illinois $208,000
District of Columbia $208,000
Nebraska $208,000
Georgia $208,000

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