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Wage Adjustments and Salary Increases

  • General wage adjustments are negotiated for represented employees and legislatively approved for nonrepresented employees, the amounts negotiated may vary by union.
  • In accordance with Directive 20-08, agencies under the Governor’s authority did not implement the 3% general wage increase scheduled for July 1, 2020, for non-represented state employees in Exempt Management Service and Washington Management Service, and non-represented exempt employees making more than $53,000 a year. Those employees received a delayed 3% general wage increase on July 1, 2021.

  • See General Wage Adjustments for more information.

25 Year History of General Wage Adjustments

1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
3% 0% 3% 3% 3.7% 0% 0% 0% 3.2% 1.6% 3.2% 2% 0%

 

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
0% -3% Reduction 0% 3% Restored 0% 3% 1.8% 2% 2% 2% / 3% 3% 0%

 

 

Last Updated: 08/02/2021
Time Period: 01/01/1997 – 07/01/2021
Update Frequency: annually (end of fiscal year)

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