Salaries for Elected Officials, Citizens' Commission on

Oversees and implements a collaborative salary system that reflects the duties of the elected officials in the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches of state government in support of the Public. The scope includes all judges of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Superior Court, and District Courts.
Board Website
Policy AreaGeneral Government
Governor Appointments16
Total Board Positions19
Statutory AuthorityRCW 43.03.305
Public Disclosure Required?No
Senate Confirmation Required?No
CompensationPer diem
Term Length (years)4
Statutory Term Limits
Member Requirements: Members are selected by lot by the Secretary of State from registered voters in each congressional district, each of which has one representative member. The other members are selected jointly by the speaker of the house and the president of the senate, and their names are submitted to the Governor for appointment. Five members must have experience in personnel management, one each from the following sectors: business, professional personnel management, legal profession, organized labor, private institution of higher education; one recommended by the state Personnel Resource Board; and one recommended by majority vote of the presidents of the state's four-year institutions of higher education. No member may serve more than two full terms.