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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

24,320

Salary Range

$51,560 - $78,420

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $51,560 to $78,420 a year in Washington. There are around twenty four thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Bremerton, Silverdale930$62,890
Olympia, Tumwater760$60,950
Bellingham570$62,940
Longview410$59,570
Wenatchee280$59,350
Mount Vernon, Anacortes240$60,040
Walla Walla210$58,440
Seattle, Bellevue, Everett9$62,250
Tacoma, Lakewood2$62,310
Yakima1$57,900

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

Total Employed

1,670

Salary Range

$44,210 - $82,090

English teachers have a salary range between $44,210 to $82,090 a year in Washington, with over 1,670 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Seattle, Bellevue, Everett600$64,960
Bellingham140$58,880
Tacoma, Lakewood140$58,700
Olympia, Tumwater60$52,850
Walla Walla-$57,800

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

14,130

Salary Range

$53,590 - $78,650

As a high school teacher in Washington you can expect to make between $53,590 - $78,650. There are around fourteen thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Olympia, Tumwater690$60,780
Kennewick, Richland680$60,540
Yakima650$57,250
Bremerton, Silverdale450$63,610
Bellingham330$64,780
Wenatchee300$62,560
Mount Vernon, Anacortes220$65,670
Longview190$62,500
Walla Walla130$59,950
Seattle, Bellevue, Everett5$64,200

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

Total Employed

460

Salary Range

$47,680 - $103,050

In Washington, a history teacher's salary may range from $47,680 to $103,050. There are around 460 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Seattle, Bellevue, Everett180$74,580
Tacoma, Lakewood50$73,740
Bellingham30$63,530

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

Total Employed

7,680

Salary Range

$47,750 - $76,920

Kindergarten teachers in Washington, can earn between $47,750 to $76,920 a year. There are around seven thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Tacoma, Lakewood820$60,330
Spokane, Spokane Valley750$59,910
Kennewick, Richland520$56,410
Olympia, Tumwater490$59,130
Yakima320$53,050
Wenatchee320$58,320
Mount Vernon, Anacortes310$61,890
Bellingham260$62,100
Bremerton, Silverdale130$57,780
Longview60$53,870

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

Total Employed

57,130

Salary Range

$47,750 - $124,530

As a math teacher in Washington you can expect to make between $47,750 - $124,530. 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, Everett460$86,600
Tacoma, Lakewood80$59,860
Bellingham70$67,490
Kennewick, Richland40$74,960
Olympia, Tumwater30$51,610

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

Total Employed

11,170

Salary Range

$25,890 - $74,060

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $25,890 to $74,060 a year in Washington. Washington is home to about eleven thousand p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Tacoma, Lakewood680$38,400
Olympia, Tumwater610$41,680
Bellingham500$40,460
Kennewick, Richland270$40,100
Bremerton, Silverdale240$39,290
Wenatchee210$39,610
Yakima200$47,810
Mount Vernon, Anacortes190-
Walla Walla110$48,840
Longview80$49,630

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

Total Employed

8,870

Salary Range

$23,930 - $41,910

In Washington, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $23,930 to $41,910, with over 8,870 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Tacoma, Lakewood730$27,790
Spokane, Spokane Valley730$24,590
Yakima420$29,480
Olympia, Tumwater320$23,880
Bremerton, Silverdale270$32,290
Wenatchee230$32,130
Bellingham210$31,840
Longview120$30,920
Mount Vernon, Anacortes100$26,000
Walla Walla40$34,620

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

Total Employed

5,940

Salary Range

$34,930 - $132,740

As a school administrator in Washington you can expect to make between $34,930 - $132,740. 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, Everett500$50,030
Tacoma, Lakewood120$40,750
Yakima40-
Olympia, Tumwater30$35,750
Spokane, Spokane Valley-$49,990

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
Tacoma, Lakewood570$114,200
Spokane, Spokane Valley330$105,720
Yakima240$100,360
Kennewick, Richland230$99,230
Olympia, Tumwater210$107,350
Bremerton, Silverdale150$112,600
Bellingham130$106,300
Mount Vernon, Anacortes90$108,590
Wenatchee90$107,290
Longview70$102,250

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

4,740

Salary Range

$49,900 - $77,990

School counselors in Washington, can earn between $49,900 to $77,990 a year, with over 4,740 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Tacoma, Lakewood490$59,860
Spokane, Spokane Valley410$62,450
Olympia, Tumwater280$56,960
Kennewick, Richland190$63,040
Yakima180$62,270
Bellingham150$54,120
Bremerton, Silverdale100$66,950
Mount Vernon, Anacortes70$60,330
Wenatchee60$57,560
Longview50$56,400

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

3,130

Salary Range

$57,870 - $81,900

School librarians have a salary range between $57,870 to $81,900 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
Tacoma, Lakewood250$67,790
Spokane, Spokane Valley210$59,800
Yakima110$56,900
Bremerton, Silverdale100$63,460
Kennewick, Richland90$67,800
Bellingham60$70,000
Mount Vernon, Anacortes50$60,720
Longview40$58,710
Wenatchee30$59,120
Seattle, Bellevue, Everett1$71,610

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

Total Employed

6,680

Salary Range

$51,010 - $78,350

In Washington, a special education teacher's salary may range from $51,010 to $78,350. 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, Everett190$62,320
Tacoma, Lakewood80$62,470
Olympia, Tumwater50$56,370
Spokane, Spokane Valley30$57,570

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
Tacoma, Lakewood350$61,510
Spokane, Spokane Valley230$58,560
Kennewick, Richland150$55,320
Yakima140$61,480
Olympia, Tumwater130$58,330
Bremerton, Silverdale120$62,300
Mount Vernon, Anacortes70$59,490
Bellingham70$61,220
Longview40$55,610
Wenatchee40$57,840

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, Everett410$61,910
Tacoma, Lakewood160$62,700
Spokane, Spokane Valley140$57,820
Kennewick, Richland70$52,920
Bellingham50$67,430
Olympia, Tumwater50$56,010
Yakima50$58,240
Bremerton, Silverdale40$60,560
Mount Vernon, Anacortes30$58,780

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, Everett750$63,060
Tacoma, Lakewood220$64,190
Spokane, Spokane Valley170$59,410
Olympia, Tumwater80$63,020
Yakima70$58,540
Kennewick, Richland70$59,620
Bremerton, Silverdale70$64,500
Mount Vernon, Anacortes40$60,190
Bellingham40$59,970
Wenatchee30$56,440

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

Total Employed

15,550

Salary Range

$33,170 - $48,130

In Washington, a substitute teacher's salary may range from $33,170 to $48,130. Washington is home to about fifteen thousand substitute teachers. Read about what it takes to become a substitute teacher.

Substitute Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Yakima770$37,070
Kennewick, Richland630$35,360
Bellingham520$29,680
Bremerton, Silverdale430$36,350
Olympia, Tumwater370$35,230
Mount Vernon, Anacortes330$34,560
Wenatchee330$35,880
Longview270$41,750
Walla Walla170$29,930
Seattle, Bellevue, Everett5$41,660

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

Total Employed

35,530

Salary Range

$27,050 - $39,870

In Washington, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $27,050 to $39,870. There are around thirty five thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Mount Vernon, Anacortes780$32,870
Wenatchee650$30,790
Longview630$28,020
Walla Walla400$28,800
Seattle, Bellevue, Everett13$34,470
Tacoma, Lakewood3$32,470
Spokane, Spokane Valley2$27,550
Olympia, Tumwater1$31,460
Kennewick, Richland1$29,730
Bremerton, Silverdale1$32,590

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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