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Autos Drive Washington Forward

94,441 Total Auto Jobs in Washington
2.12% is dependent on the Auto Industry for Jobs.
Total Labor Income Annually
Total Car Sales in 2018
Total New Car Sold in 2018

Multi-industry contribution analysis of the economic impact of automotive manufacturing, selling, repairing, renting, and additional maintenance modeled using IMPLAN economic analysis data software, 2018 data year; compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by IHS Markit, sales figures represent new vehicle registrations between January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018.

Tax Revenue

Total State Tax revenue
Percent of State Tax Revenue
New Vehicle Sales Taxes
Used Vehicle Sales Taxes
Sales Tax on Auto Parts and Services
Vehicle Use Taxes (Including Gas Taxes), Licenses and Fees




By Body Style

By Powertrain

The Washington average age of vehicles is 13.81 years.

Figures compiled by Alliance for Automotive Innovation with data provided by IHS Markit as of December 31, 2018.

New Purchases


Vehicles Sold

By Body Style

By Powertrain

$73.57 Billion Total Imports
$17.95 Billion Total Exports
$8.29 Billion Total Imports
$1.07 Billion Total Exports
Compiled by Alliance for Automotive Innovation with data provided by USA Trade Online, figures represent port activity over the past decade and between January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018.
Gasoline Stations 2853
Electric Charging Stations 868
Biodiesel Stations 7
Compressed Natural Gas Stations 4
Hydrogen Stations 0
Liquefied Natural Gas Stations 1
Liquefied Petroleum Gas Stations 85


$32,321 Average MSRP Per New Car


$70,979 Median Household Income


$5,915 Median Monthly Household Income


$492 Median Monthly New Car Payment


8.32% Monthly Car Payment As A Percent Of Monthly Income (%)

Commuting to Work

Automakers' Facilities

Ford Motor Company

Location Employees
Seattle Regional Office Bellevue 18

General Motors

Location Employees
GM Financial -- Seattle Branch Office Lynnwood 3,855


Location Employees
Kia Training Center Kent 1


Location Employees
Mazda Training Center Kirkland 2
Mazda Port Facility Tacoma 2


Location Employees
Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America Seattle 90

Subaru of America

Location Employees
NASI - Seattle (Kirkland) Kirkland 0
Subaru Service Training Center - Seattle Shoreline 0
NASI - Seattle (Boeing Everett) Everett 0
Port - Vancouver, WA Vancouver 7

Volkswagen Group of America

Location Employees
Volkswagen Group Automotive Cloud Redmond 11