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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

30,440

Salary Range

$55,720 - $96,820

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $55,720 to $96,820 a year in Washington. There are around thirty thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Bremerton, Silverdale 980 $71,070
Wenatchee 580 $71,100
Mount Vernon, Anacortes 530 $76,170
Longview 500 $67,690
Spokane, Spokane Valley 2,360 $68,690
Walla Walla 220 $66,680
Kennewick, Richland 1,690 $66,380
Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue 15,030 $70,860
Yakima 1,460 $65,110
Bellingham 1,120 $69,400

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

Total Employed

1,370

Salary Range

$49,420 - $93,230

English teachers have a salary range between $49,420 to $93,230 a year in Washington, with over 1,370 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue 570 $66,050
Bellingham 110 $71,400

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

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Total Employed

14,810

Salary Range

$58,240 - $98,570

As a high school teacher in Washington you can expect to make between $58,240 - $98,570. 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
Kennewick, Richland 720 $73,300
Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue 6,940 $73,000
Yakima 620 $64,380
Olympia, Tumwater 600 $72,650
Bremerton, Silverdale 510 $71,990
Bellingham 330 $77,110
Mount Vernon, Anacortes 310 $76,050
Wenatchee 300 $72,320
Longview 230 $70,080
Walla Walla 130 $69,050

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

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Total Employed

370

Salary Range

$54,010 - $111,730

In Washington, a history teacher's salary may range from $54,010 to $111,730. There are around 370 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue - $80,200

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

Total Employed

5,360

Salary Range

$51,340 - $87,660

Kindergarten teachers in Washington, can earn between $51,340 to $87,660 a year. There are around five thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Longview 90 $61,140
Mount Vernon, Anacortes 90 $68,480
Wenatchee 90 $64,120
Walla Walla 40 $62,480
Spokane, Spokane Valley 370 $63,890
Kennewick, Richland 310 $61,720
Olympia, Tumwater 260 $64,890
Yakima 260 $57,870
Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue 2,460 $64,710
Bellingham 220 $62,440

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

Math teacher requirements vary by state

Total Employed

60,930

Salary Range

$51,340 - $128,880

As a math teacher in Washington you can expect to make between $51,340 - $128,880. Washington is home to about sixty thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Bellingham 60 $80,770
Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue 440 $84,930

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

Students run on a basketball court in PE class

Total Employed

13,140

Salary Range

$28,140 - $72,470

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $28,140 to $72,470 a year in Washington. Washington is home to about thirteen thousand p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue 7,500 $45,180
Olympia, Tumwater 660 $43,120
Kennewick, Richland 380 $33,210
Bellingham 360 $41,560
Bremerton, Silverdale 250 $41,100
Mount Vernon, Anacortes 230 $43,140
Wenatchee 150 -
Yakima 150 $51,100
Longview 140 $42,250
Spokane, Spokane Valley 1,290 $38,070

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

Total Employed

11,610

Salary Range

$28,230 - $45,730

In Washington, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $28,230 to $45,730, with over 11,610 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Spokane, Spokane Valley 870 $33,330
Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue 7,210 $36,270
Longview 60 $29,120
Walla Walla 60 $34,960
Kennewick, Richland 360 $28,770
Olympia, Tumwater 340 $28,060
Yakima 340 $32,780
Bellingham 330 $30,920
Wenatchee 220 $29,470
Bremerton, Silverdale 210 $30,070

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

School administrator talks to a student

Total Employed

6,950

Salary Range

$40,660 - $159,500

As a school administrator in Washington you can expect to make between $40,660 - $159,500. Washington is home to about six 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, Tacoma, Bellevue 920 $55,680
Olympia, Tumwater 70 $35,930
Spokane, Spokane Valley 60 $57,910
Yakima 50 $54,470
Bellingham 40 $39,120
Wenatchee 40 $35,400
Kennewick, Richland - $47,360

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
Longview 80 $116,140
Walla Walla 40 $112,930
Spokane, Spokane Valley 380 $111,260
Kennewick, Richland 280 $117,820
Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue 2,750 $126,840
Yakima 260 $108,170
Olympia, Tumwater 220 $112,730
Bremerton, Silverdale 190 $115,060
Bellingham 150 $113,870
Mount Vernon, Anacortes 110 $119,670

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

5,240

Salary Range

$53,480 - $93,150

School counselors in Washington, can earn between $53,480 to $93,150 a year, with over 5,240 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Mount Vernon, Anacortes 90 $68,710
Wenatchee 80 $71,930
Longview 60 $67,140
Spokane, Spokane Valley 420 $69,280
Walla Walla 40 $58,780
Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue 2,880 $64,440
Kennewick, Richland 210 $71,990
Olympia, Tumwater 170 $70,200
Yakima 150 $69,460
Bellingham 130 $66,460

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

Group of children smiling

Total Employed

5,300

Salary Range

$52,850 - $93,620

In Washington, a special education teacher's salary may range from $52,850 to $93,620. Washington is home to about five thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Preschool)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue 420 $64,820
Kennewick, Richland 40 $73,640
Yakima 40 $63,500
Olympia, Tumwater 30 $68,030
Spokane, Spokane Valley 30 $60,020
Bellingham - $68,930

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
Mount Vernon, Anacortes 60 $74,440
Wenatchee 50 $65,090
Spokane, Spokane Valley 350 $66,260
Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue 2,320 $70,240
Yakima 200 $65,340
Kennewick, Richland 190 $64,410
Bremerton, Silverdale 180 $73,050
Olympia, Tumwater 160 $68,470
Bellingham 120 $74,540
Longview 110 $69,620

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

Largest School Districts in Washington

School District Schools Teachers
Seattle Public Schools 104 2,868
Spokane Public Schools 63 1,677
Tacoma Public Schools 67 1,569
Evergreen Public Schools 38 1,445
Kent School District 43 1,395
Lake Washington School District 53 1,360
Federal Way Public Schools 50 1,194
Vancouver Public Schools 41 1,156
Puyallup School District 39 1,037
Northshore School District 35 1,016
Highline Public Schools 42 1,016
Edmonds School District 40 1,012
Bellevue School District 31 982
Everett Public Schools 32 902
Issaquah School District No. 411 27 900
Bethel School District (Washington) 40 877
Pasco School District (Washington) 19 873
Kennewick School District 28 834
Yakima School District 28 818
Renton School District 29 790
Auburn School District 23 779
Mukilteo School District 21 759
North Thurston Public Schools 21 748
Central Valley School District 28 698
Battle Ground School District 19 690
Clover Park School District 33 672
Central Kitsap School District 23 597
Bellingham School District 25 559
Marysville School District No. 25 28 556
Richland School District (Washington) 18 550
Olympia School District 21 474
Mead School District 354 16 465
South Kitsap School District 17 453
Snohomish School District 19 446
Peninsula School District 401 15 438
Shoreline School District 19 434
Wenatchee School District 18 431
Sumner School District 14 418
Franklin Pierce School District 15 414
Moses Lake High School 16 407
Lake Stevens School District 12 376
Tahoma School District 9 360
Longview Public Schools 16 356
Sunnyside School District 8 354
Mount Vernon Schools 12 348
Walla Walla School District 13 344
Tumwater School District 14 334
Camas School District 11 321
Monroe Public Schools 14 306
Snoqualmie Valley School District 13 301

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

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