Seattle employment information

IndexSeattleWashingtonNational
Income per capita$44,167$31,233$28,555
Median household income$67,365$60,294$53,482
Median income owner occupied$103,973$76,673$68,142
Median income renter occupied$45,717$38,141$33,219
Median earnings male$46,557$41,039$36,116
Median earnings female$35,147$26,815$25,692
Unemployment rate4.7%5.6%5.8%
Poverty level14.0%13.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Seattle is 55% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Seattle is 26% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Seattle is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Seattle is 10% lower than the national average.

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Seattle median earnings by income bracket

Seattle employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry4.9%0.9%
Manufacturing sector9.3%0.5%
Financial & insurance services3.6%3.3%
Wholesale & retail services14.0%12.5%
Public administration3.3%3.6%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.4%1.8%
Education, health & social services15.3%32.7%
Other40.7%37.6%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Clyde Hill, WA3,097$192,250259%
Yarrow Point, WA1,081$187,500251%
Medina, WA3,080$182,308241%
Beaux Arts Village, WA425$164,375207%
Hunts Point, WA487$161,250202%
Seattle, WA637,850$67,36526%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Boston, MA639,594$54,4852%
Denver, CO633,777$51,8003%
Washington, DC633,736$69,23529%
Nashville, TN624,261$46,75813%
Baltimore, MD622,271$41,81922%
Seattle, WA637,850$67,36526%
Source: The Seattle, WA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.