Last updated Thursday, August 3, 2023

Payday is the 10th and 25th of each month with these exceptions:

  • If payday is on Saturday, you get paid on the Friday before.
  • If payday is on Sunday, you get paid on the Monday following.
  • If payday is on a holiday falling on a Monday, you get paid on the Friday before.

Hours worked from the 1st of the month to the 15th of the month are paid on the 25th.
Hours worked from the 16th of the month to the end of the month are paid on the 10th of the following month.

To be paid on each of the semimonthly paydays, your time worked and Time Off must be entered, submitted, and approved by your Time Approver prior to the Timesheet Approval Deadline. If time submitted is approved in Workday after the Timesheet Approval Deadline, your pay for that time will be processed for the following payday.

2023 Paydays

Month First Payday Second Payday
January Tuesday 10 Wednesday 25
February Friday 10 Friday 24
March Friday 10 Friday 24
April Monday 10 Tuesday 25
May Wednesday 10 Thursday 25
June Friday 9 Monday 26
July Monday 10 Tuesday 25
August Thursday 10 Friday 25
September Monday 11 Monday 25
October Tuesday 10 Wednesday 25
November Thursday 9 Wednesday 22
December Monday 11 Friday 22

Month First Payday Second Payday
January Wednesday 10 Thursday 25
February Friday 9 Monday 26
March Monday 11 Monday 25
April Wednesday 10 Thursday 25
May Friday 10 Friday 24
June Monday 10 Tuesday 25
July Wednesday 10 Thursday 25
August Friday 9 Monday 26
September Tuesday 10 Wednesday 25
October Thursday 10 Friday 25
November Friday 8 Monday 25
December Tuesday 10 Tuesday 24

Printable Calendar

2023 Payday Calendar (PDF)

2024 Payday Calendar (PDF)

The schedule of paydays is based on WAC 82-50-021. Unless exempted otherwise under the provisions of WAC 82-50-031, the salaries of all state officers and employees are paid on a lagged, semimonthly basis for the official twice-a-month pay periods established in RCW 42.16.010(1).