The Washington State Auditor
is a state executive position in the Washington state government. The current officeholder is Brian Sonntag
Article 3, Section 25 of the state constitution establishes the qualifications of the office:
| Qualifications, Compensation, Offices Which May Be Abolished. No person, except a citizen of the United States and a qualified elector of this state, shall be eligible to hold any state office...
- a citizen of the United States
- a qualified elector in Washington
Article III, Section 20 of the state constitution initially set the annual salary of the auditor at $2,000 but allowed for the state legislature to increase it. In 2010, the auditor was paid an estimated $116,950, according to the Council of State Governments.