The Washington Citizen’s Commission on Salaries for Elected Official’s mission and mandate from
the public is to attract citizens of the highest quality to public service by basing the salaries of the
state's elected officials on realistic standards and paying them according to the duties of their office.
The purpose for creating the Commission was to establish proper salaries for the state's elected
officials and to remove political considerations from the process. The first commissioners were
appointed in February 1987 and began the work of setting the elected officials' salaries that same
month. The Commission is responsible for setting the salaries of the elected officials in the
Executive, Judicial and Legislative Branches of state government including:
• Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Auditor, Attorney General,
Superintendent of Public Instruction, Commissioner of Public Lands and the Insurance
• Justices of the Supreme Court and judges of the Court of Appeals, Superior Courts and
• Members of the Legislature
The Commission sets the salaries of 479 elected state officials; the majority of the positions are in the
Judiciary. The Commission has two half-time employees located in Olympia.
The Commission’s operating budget is appropriated by the Legislature. It collects no revenue. The
2006 operating budget was $137,000.
The above information is from the State Auditors (Audit Report Search) webpage
Back to the 2011 or 2009 or 2007 or 2005 or 2003 or 2001 or 1999 or 1997 or 1995 or lbloom.net State of Washington Employees Salaries List
The Washington State Office of Financial Management publishes state/college, name/jobtitle/salary information every 2 years. This information is from: http://www.ofm.wa.gov/persdetail/
10/25/12 note: I put a Z after all the last names, it saves me a few hassles.
Name Job Title 2010 Gross Earnings SAYERZ, CAROL EXEC. DIRECTOR 47282.73 WRIGHTZ, TERYL L CONF. SECRETARY 29362.78By clicking on the rainbow colored square icon, you can see information about the people who look at these webpages. These statistics report meters are free to anybody.
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In Nov 2002, the Wa St Court of Appeals, ruled that government employees names cannot be kept secret.