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Last updated Tuesday, January 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 Monday 10 Tuesday 25
February Thursday 10 Friday 25
March Thursday 10 Friday 25
April Monday 11 Monday 25
May Tuesday 10 Wednesday 25
June Friday 10 Friday 24
July Monday 11 Monday 25
August Wednesday 10 Thursday 25
September Friday 9 Monday 26
October Friday 7 Tuesday 25
November Thursday 10 Wednesday 23
December Friday 9 Friday 23

Printable Calendar

2023 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).