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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, Silverdale 930 $62,890
Olympia, Tumwater 760 $60,950
Bellingham 570 $62,940
Longview 410 $59,570
Wenatchee 280 $59,350
Mount Vernon, Anacortes 240 $60,040
Walla Walla 210 $58,440
Seattle, Bellevue, Everett 9 $62,250
Tacoma, Lakewood 2 $62,310
Yakima 1 $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, Everett 600 $64,960
Bellingham 140 $58,880
Tacoma, Lakewood 140 $58,700
Olympia, Tumwater 60 $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, Tumwater 690 $60,780
Kennewick, Richland 680 $60,540
Yakima 650 $57,250
Bremerton, Silverdale 450 $63,610
Bellingham 330 $64,780
Wenatchee 300 $62,560
Mount Vernon, Anacortes 220 $65,670
Longview 190 $62,500
Walla Walla 130 $59,950
Seattle, Bellevue, Everett 5 $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, Everett 180 $74,580
Tacoma, Lakewood 50 $73,740
Bellingham 30 $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, Lakewood 820 $60,330
Spokane, Spokane Valley 750 $59,910
Kennewick, Richland 520 $56,410
Olympia, Tumwater 490 $59,130
Yakima 320 $53,050
Wenatchee 320 $58,320
Mount Vernon, Anacortes 310 $61,890
Bellingham 260 $62,100
Bremerton, Silverdale 130 $57,780
Longview 60 $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, Everett 460 $86,600
Tacoma, Lakewood 80 $59,860
Bellingham 70 $67,490
Kennewick, Richland 40 $74,960
Olympia, Tumwater 30 $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, Lakewood 680 $38,400
Olympia, Tumwater 610 $41,680
Bellingham 500 $40,460
Kennewick, Richland 270 $40,100
Bremerton, Silverdale 240 $39,290
Wenatchee 210 $39,610
Yakima 200 $47,810
Mount Vernon, Anacortes 190 -
Walla Walla 110 $48,840
Longview 80 $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, Lakewood 730 $27,790
Spokane, Spokane Valley 730 $24,590
Yakima 420 $29,480
Olympia, Tumwater 320 $23,880
Bremerton, Silverdale 270 $32,290
Wenatchee 230 $32,130
Bellingham 210 $31,840
Longview 120 $30,920
Mount Vernon, Anacortes 100 $26,000
Walla Walla 40 $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, Everett 500 $50,030
Tacoma, Lakewood 120 $40,750
Yakima 40 -
Olympia, Tumwater 30 $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, Lakewood 570 $114,200
Spokane, Spokane Valley 330 $105,720
Yakima 240 $100,360
Kennewick, Richland 230 $99,230
Olympia, Tumwater 210 $107,350
Bremerton, Silverdale 150 $112,600
Bellingham 130 $106,300
Mount Vernon, Anacortes 90 $108,590
Wenatchee 90 $107,290
Longview 70 $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, Lakewood 490 $59,860
Spokane, Spokane Valley 410 $62,450
Olympia, Tumwater 280 $56,960
Kennewick, Richland 190 $63,040
Yakima 180 $62,270
Bellingham 150 $54,120
Bremerton, Silverdale 100 $66,950
Mount Vernon, Anacortes 70 $60,330
Wenatchee 60 $57,560
Longview 50 $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, Lakewood 250 $67,790
Spokane, Spokane Valley 210 $59,800
Yakima 110 $56,900
Bremerton, Silverdale 100 $63,460
Kennewick, Richland 90 $67,800
Bellingham 60 $70,000
Mount Vernon, Anacortes 50 $60,720
Longview 40 $58,710
Wenatchee 30 $59,120
Seattle, Bellevue, Everett 1 $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, Everett 190 $62,320
Tacoma, Lakewood 80 $62,470
Olympia, Tumwater 50 $56,370
Spokane, Spokane Valley 30 $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, Lakewood 350 $61,510
Spokane, Spokane Valley 230 $58,560
Kennewick, Richland 150 $55,320
Yakima 140 $61,480
Olympia, Tumwater 130 $58,330
Bremerton, Silverdale 120 $62,300
Mount Vernon, Anacortes 70 $59,490
Bellingham 70 $61,220
Longview 40 $55,610
Wenatchee 40 $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, Everett 410 $61,910
Tacoma, Lakewood 160 $62,700
Spokane, Spokane Valley 140 $57,820
Kennewick, Richland 70 $52,920
Bellingham 50 $67,430
Olympia, Tumwater 50 $56,010
Yakima 50 $58,240
Bremerton, Silverdale 40 $60,560
Mount Vernon, Anacortes 30 $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, Everett 750 $63,060
Tacoma, Lakewood 220 $64,190
Spokane, Spokane Valley 170 $59,410
Olympia, Tumwater 80 $63,020
Yakima 70 $58,540
Kennewick, Richland 70 $59,620
Bremerton, Silverdale 70 $64,500
Mount Vernon, Anacortes 40 $60,190
Bellingham 40 $59,970
Wenatchee 30 $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
Yakima 770 $37,070
Kennewick, Richland 630 $35,360
Bellingham 520 $29,680
Bremerton, Silverdale 430 $36,350
Olympia, Tumwater 370 $35,230
Mount Vernon, Anacortes 330 $34,560
Wenatchee 330 $35,880
Longview 270 $41,750
Walla Walla 170 $29,930
Seattle, Bellevue, Everett 5 $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, Anacortes 780 $32,870
Wenatchee 650 $30,790
Longview 630 $28,020
Walla Walla 400 $28,800
Seattle, Bellevue, Everett 13 $34,470
Tacoma, Lakewood 3 $32,470
Spokane, Spokane Valley 2 $27,550
Olympia, Tumwater 1 $31,460
Kennewick, Richland 1 $29,730
Bremerton, Silverdale 1 $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 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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