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With an average starting salary of $36,335 per annum, new teachers in Washington state can enter their chosen career at the preschool, elementary, or high school level in virtually any subject, as the state is experiencing significant teacher shortages. Teachers are advised to apply to districts with high enrolment; In particular, Seattle Public Schools, Spokane Public Schools, and Tacoma Public Schools are key employers of their respective areas.

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Washington Teacher Salary & Employment

Total Employed

26,010

Salary Range

$51,040 - $74,700

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $51,040 to $74,700 a year in Washington. There are around twenty six thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Seattle, Bellevue, Everett9,740$60,480
Tacoma2,920$61,280
Spokane2,110$59,940
Yakima1,230$57,640
Kennewick, Pasco, Richland1,120$58,170
Olympia960$57,770
Bremerton, Silverdale920$60,960
Bellingham630$59,520
Mount Vernon, Anacortes490$59,960
Wenatchee, East Wenatchee480$58,390

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Elementary School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2021)

Total Employed

1,400

Salary Range

$41,550 - $85,980

English teachers have a salary range between $41,550 to $85,980 a year in Washington, with over 1,400 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Seattle, Bellevue, Everett570$63,130
Spokane240$46,890
Tacoma110$58,330
Olympia80$53,600
Bellingham70$60,040

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1123)

Total Employed

12,580

Salary Range

$52,010 - $77,160

As a high school teacher in Washington you can expect to make between $52,010 - $77,160. There are around twelve thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Seattle, Bellevue, Everett4,500$63,030
Tacoma1,330$62,070
Spokane1,000$62,060
Kennewick, Pasco, Richland600$60,320
Yakima540$59,190
Olympia440$60,220
Bellingham390$60,150
Bremerton, Silverdale250$61,870
Wenatchee, East Wenatchee210$61,130
Longview170$61,600

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for High School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2031)

Total Employed

370

Salary Range

$45,850 - $107,780

In Washington, a history teacher's salary may range from $45,850 to $107,780. There are around 370 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Seattle, Bellevue, Everett150$72,990
Tacoma40$66,040

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for History Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1125)

Total Employed

3,690

Salary Range

$43,290 - $72,990

Kindergarten teachers in Washington, can earn between $43,290 to $72,990 a year. There are around three thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Seattle, Bellevue, Everett1,340$54,830
Tacoma480$53,430
Yakima260$47,500
Spokane210$56,230
Olympia140$48,730
Kennewick, Pasco, Richland140$54,140
Bremerton, Silverdale120$57,800
Bellingham100$56,690
Mount Vernon, Anacortes70$54,220
Wenatchee, East Wenatchee70$54,190

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Kindergarten Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2012)

Total Employed

52,920

Salary Range

$43,290 - $127,110

As a math teacher in Washington you can expect to make between $43,290 - $127,110. Washington is home to about fifty thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Seattle, Bellevue, Everett360$84,240
Tacoma60$62,950
Bellingham40$70,180

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1022)

Total Employed

8,480

Salary Range

$23,460 - $56,580

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $23,460 to $56,580 a year in Washington. Washington is home to about eight thousand p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Seattle, Bellevue, Everett3,310$43,140
Spokane620$36,280
Olympia570$29,340
Tacoma530$34,650
Bellingham430$32,170
Kennewick, Pasco, Richland360$33,290
Wenatchee, East Wenatchee230$35,690
Bremerton, Silverdale190$39,330
Mount Vernon, Anacortes180$32,110
Yakima180$31,920

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Coaches and Scouts (SOC Code: 27-2022)

Total Employed

7,220

Salary Range

$22,670 - $37,890

In Washington, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $22,670 to $37,890, with over 7,220 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Seattle, Bellevue, Everett3,980$28,280
Tacoma480$26,090
Spokane430$25,850
Yakima350$32,390
Bellingham210$28,440
Kennewick, Pasco, Richland210$27,540
Olympia140$28,510
Longview120$30,880
Mount Vernon, Anacortes100$27,800
Bremerton, Silverdale50$31,810

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Preschool Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2011)

Total Employed

5,170

Salary Range

$32,780 - $122,560

As a school administrator in Washington you can expect to make between $32,780 - $122,560. Washington is home to about five thousand school administrators. Take the next step and learn to how to become a school administrator.

Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Seattle, Bellevue, Everett600$44,840
Tacoma80$38,890
Spokane60$47,680
Yakima30$46,940
Olympia-$45,800

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program (SOC Code: 11-9031)

Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Seattle, Bellevue, Everett1,420$106,830
Tacoma470$107,300
Spokane240$102,930
Yakima230$100,180
Kennewick, Pasco, Richland190$99,120
Olympia170$99,210
Bremerton, Silverdale150$104,850
Bellingham130$91,760
Mount Vernon, Anacortes80$98,210
Wenatchee, East Wenatchee80$96,450

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School (SOC Code: 11-9032)

Total Employed

4,320

Salary Range

$49,110 - $76,880

School counselors in Washington, can earn between $49,110 to $76,880 a year, with over 4,320 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Seattle, Bellevue, Everett1,780$58,110
Tacoma470$59,150
Spokane440$57,000
Yakima180$62,300
Olympia160$62,690
Bellingham150$54,050
Kennewick, Pasco, Richland140$63,570
Bremerton, Silverdale110$63,310
Mount Vernon, Anacortes70$60,280
Longview60$56,680

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors (SOC Code: 21-1012)

Total Employed

3,030

Salary Range

$54,050 - $83,250

School librarians have a salary range between $54,050 to $83,250 a year in Washington. Washington is home to about three thousand school librarians. Read about what it takes to become a school librarian.

Librarians
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Seattle, Bellevue, Everett1,460$68,680
Tacoma290$66,990
Spokane230$57,410
Olympia140$58,560
Kennewick, Pasco, Richland90$64,270
Yakima90$60,770
Bellingham60$62,650
Bremerton, Silverdale60$63,690
Mount Vernon, Anacortes-$49,770

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Librarians (SOC Code: 25-4021)

Total Employed

6,570

Salary Range

$48,510 - $75,960

In Washington, a special education teacher's salary may range from $48,510 to $75,960. Washington is home to about six thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Preschool)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Seattle, Bellevue, Everett160$58,910
Tacoma70$60,450
Bremerton, Silverdale40$59,280
Olympia30$58,510

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Preschool) (SOC Code: 25-2051)

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Seattle, Bellevue, Everett1,080$59,450
Tacoma380$59,280
Spokane270$56,680
Yakima150$60,100
Kennewick, Pasco, Richland130$55,580
Olympia120$55,070
Bremerton, Silverdale110$60,120
Mount Vernon, Anacortes60$57,750
Bellingham60$58,520
Longview50$53,910

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School) (SOC Code: 25-2052)

Special Education Teachers (Middle School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Seattle, Bellevue, Everett400$60,330
Tacoma190$60,090
Yakima70$61,080
Kennewick, Pasco, Richland60$56,330
Spokane60$57,920
Bellingham40$60,590
Bremerton, Silverdale40$59,690
Olympia40$55,090

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Middle School) (SOC Code: 25-2053)

Special Education Teachers (High School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Seattle, Bellevue, Everett640$61,750
Tacoma240$62,500
Spokane150$59,810
Yakima90$62,090
Kennewick, Pasco, Richland70$60,400
Olympia70$60,300
Bremerton, Silverdale60$60,970
Bellingham50$60,300

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (High School) (SOC Code: 25-2054)

Total Employed

16,770

Salary Range

$32,560 - $45,750

In Washington, a substitute teacher's salary may range from $32,560 to $45,750. Washington is home to about sixteen thousand substitute teachers. Read about what it takes to become a substitute teacher.

Substitute Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Seattle, Bellevue, Everett6,520$40,000
Tacoma2,270$36,570
Spokane1,410$31,520
Yakima610$39,050
Olympia590$35,720
Bellingham480$32,050
Wenatchee, East Wenatchee320$27,260
Mount Vernon, Anacortes200$36,600
Kennewick, Pasco, Richland-$31,930

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Substitute Teachers (SOC Code: 25-3098)

Total Employed

33,280

Salary Range

$26,230 - $38,120

In Washington, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $26,230 to $38,120. There are around thirty three thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Seattle, Bellevue, Everett11,910$32,910
Tacoma3,560$31,610
Spokane2,220$26,880
Yakima1,660$29,550
Kennewick, Pasco, Richland1,470$27,520
Olympia1,410$29,670
Bremerton, Silverdale1,020$32,020
Bellingham920$28,900
Mount Vernon, Anacortes690$32,100
Longview600$28,430

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Teacher Assistants (SOC Code: 25-9041)

Largest School Districts in Washington

School DistrictSchoolsTeachers
Seattle Public Schools1042,868
Spokane Public Schools631,677
Tacoma Public Schools671,569
Evergreen Public Schools381,445
Kent School District431,395
Lake Washington School District531,360
Federal Way Public Schools501,194
Vancouver Public Schools411,156
Puyallup School District391,037
Northshore School District351,016
Highline Public Schools421,016
Edmonds School District401,012
Bellevue School District31982
Everett Public Schools32902
Issaquah School District No. 41127900
Bethel School District (Washington)40877
Pasco School District (Washington)19873
Kennewick School District28834
Yakima School District28818
Renton School District29790
Auburn School District23779
Mukilteo School District21759
North Thurston Public Schools21748
Central Valley School District28698
Battle Ground School District19690
Clover Park School District33672
Central Kitsap School District23597
Bellingham School District25559
Marysville School District No. 2528556
Richland School District (Washington)18550
Olympia School District21474
Mead School District 35416465
South Kitsap School District17453
Snohomish School District19446
Peninsula School District 40115438
Shoreline School District19434
Wenatchee School District18431
Sumner School District14418
Franklin Pierce School District15414
Moses Lake High School16407
Lake Stevens School District12376
Tahoma School District9360
Longview Public Schools16356
Sunnyside School District8354
Mount Vernon Schools12348
Walla Walla School District13344
Tumwater School District14334
Camas School District11321
Monroe Public Schools14306
Snoqualmie Valley School District13301

Data obtained from the Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey 2014

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