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Comm on Salaries Elected Officials

RCW 43.03.305-.310

The purpose of the Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials is to set the salaries of the state’s elected officials in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government, including: the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Auditor, Attorney General, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Commissioner of Public Lands, and Insurance Commissioner; members of the Legislature; and Supreme Court Justices and judges of the Court of Appeals, superior courts, and district courts.

Agency Mission

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.
Request 600,000
Net change from current biennium 66,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 12.4% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2021-23 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2019-21 Actual 2021-23 Estimated 2023-25 Proposed
534,000 General Fund - State 441,310 534,000 600,000
Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 30,000
534,000 Total Appropriated Funds 471,310 534,000 600,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 237,360 237,034 97,487 299,000 301,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
27,901 6.3% (136,789) (29.0%) 265,478 79.4%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2020-21 Actual 2021-22 Estimated 2022-23 Estimated 2023-24 Proposed 2024-25 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.7