Seattle employment information

IndexSeattleWashingtonNational
Income per capita$48,686$32,999$29,829
Median household income$74,458$62,848$55,322
Median income owner occupied$111,477$79,796$70,586
Median income renter occupied$51,326$41,061$35,192
Median earnings male$50,940$41,953$36,919
Median earnings female$37,379$27,576$26,250
Unemployment rate3.7%4.3%4.7%
Poverty level13.0%12.7%15.1%
The Seattle, WA employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Seattle is $48,686, which is 48% higher than than the Washington average and 63% higher than than the national average. The median household income is $74,458, which is 18% higher than than the Washington average and 35% higher than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Seattle is 4%, which is 20% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Seattle is 13% which is 14% lower than than the national average.

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am i middle class

$Input your household income
$49,633$74,458$148,916
City
$41,894$62,848$125,696
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Seattle is 63% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Seattle is 35% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Seattle is 20% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Seattle is 14% lower than the national average.

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Seattle median earnings by income bracket

Seattle employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry4.8%1.0%
Manufacturing sector9.1%0.7%
Financial & insurance services3.4%3.6%
Wholesale & retail services14.7%12.6%
Public administration3.1%3.3%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.4%2.0%
Education, health & social services14.7%32.1%
Other41.2%37.9%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Yarrow Point, WA1,149$213,750286%
Clyde Hill, WA3,197$193,516250%
Medina, WA3,169$182,604230%
Beaux Arts Village, WA368$176,875220%
Hunts Point, WA461$170,250208%
Seattle, WA668,849$74,45835%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Denver, CO663,303$56,2582%
El Paso, TX678,058$43,32222%
Washington, DC659,009$72,93532%
Boston, MA658,279$58,5166%
Memphis, TN655,857$36,97533%
Seattle, WA668,849$74,45835%
Source: The Seattle, WA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).