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Compensation and classification

Compensation and classification

King County is committed to providing an equitable, competitive, and fiscally responsible compensation and classification program that will attract, retain, develop, and reward staff. Compensation and Classification Services (CCS) is responsible for administering and continuously enhancing the compensation and classification program and also serves as a consultative resource for King County departments and offices on job design and compensation strategies.

King County’s compensation and classification program is based on principles of equity and social justice. Compensation and classification decisions are exercised in a transparent manner and align to King County's commitment to equal employment opportunity.

For general inquiries, please contact the Department of Human Resources Compensation and Classification Services at or 206-477-3269.

Current Pay Rates

To look up pay rates for classifications at King County, please click on the links below. Please note that if a job classification is listed multiple times, it is represented by more than one union. There may be slight variations in pay for the same job classification based on the relevant labor agreement.

Current Pay Rates

Current Pay Rates - Council Staff

Current Pay Rates - WSNA and IAFF

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Seattle, WA 98104

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