KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington workers are getting paid a bit more, but the trend upward is skewed by King County tech jobs.
The state’s average annual wage went up 2 percent last year to about $52,600.
Jeff Robinson with the Employment Security Department says much of it comes from a surge in higher-paying tech jobs in the Seattle area.
Industries with the highest wage growth include company management, arts and recreation, and retail trade.