The compensation system for Washington Management Service positions directly relates the salary to the work responsibilities, management skill requirements and reporting accountability.
All positions are “broadbanded” or grouped into broad salary range categories known as Washington Management Service Bands. Management bands are a series of management levels composed of a salary minimum and maximum dollar level.
Placement in a band reflects the:
Within the salary limits of the band, agencies will use a variety of tools such as the job value assessment chart and the market segment allocation to determine the specific salary range for the employee and/or position.
Agencies have flexibility to:
Each agency assigns positions to bands following the approved agency compensation policy and procedures.
No, WMS employees do not receive annual wage increases. If approved in the budget, WMS employees may receive the general wage adjustment. Agencies may grant progression increases for individual employees based on the criteria outlined in the agency compensation policy.
All state employees receive a comprehensive total compensation package.