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Professional Services and Life Sciences

Professional services include management, scientific, and technical consulting, and business support services. In King County, there are over 27,000 professional services jobs, well above the national average for a region of this size. Median earnings are $133,100 annually. In 2021, these industries accounted for $5.1 billion in gross regional product.

Seattle is a national center for the life sciences, and an established leader in immunotherapy. There are over 25,000 life sciences jobs in King County that include life sciences research and the manufacture of products in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and digital health/health IT. In 2021, these industries accounted for $5.3 billion in gross regional product.

Additional Resources

Life Science Washington

Washington Global Health Alliance

For more information, please contact:
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John Lederer, Ed.D.
Key Industries and Workforce Development Manager
(206) 940-8988
John.Lederer@seattle.gov

Economic Development

Markham McIntyre, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 5752, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94708, Seattle, WA, 98124-4708
Phone: (206) 684-8090
Phone Alt: (206) 684-0379
Fax: (206) 684-0379
oed@seattle.gov

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