City Of Pullman Elected Officials Salaries Will Remain The Same For Next Two Years

Salaries for the City of Pullman’s elected officials will stay the same for the next two years.

The city’s salary commission met on Wednesday morning to set the salary for city council and mayor for fiscal years 2025 and 2026.  The board looked at comparable cities in Eastern Washington which shows that Pullman’s pay is near the top of that list.  The commission unanimously decided to maintain the current salaries.

The decision means that Pullman City Councilmembers will continue to receive an annual 12,000 dollar salary.  The mayor’s pay will remain at 20,000 dollars a year.  A mayor stipend of up to 3,600 dollars annually will also remain in place.  That bonus is based on how many government bodies the mayor serves on outside of the city that directly benefit the community.

Pullman City Council created the salary commission in 2021.  They first convened two years ago to set pay for fiscal years 2023 and 2024.  At that time the board nearly doubled the pay for city council and the mayor.  That decision in 2022 brought Pullman City Council and mayoral pay to near the top of the comparable cities list.  It was also the first time that the elected officials had received raises in many years.

The commission discussed possibly tying future salary increases to the rate of inflation as quantified by the Consumer Price Index.