Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teacher and Instructor Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors amongst Washington areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,610
25th Percentile Wage
$42,930
50th Percentile Wage
$50,090
75th Percentile Wage
$59,770
90th Percentile Wage
$68,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $68,100. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,610.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$50,090
0.50% 6.11%
2016
$49,840
-15.23% -
2015
$57,430
2.82% -
2014
$55,810
0.93% -
2013
$55,290
14.94% -
2012
$47,030
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in state of Washington ranges from $45,930 to $64,840. The highest paying area for adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in Washington is Lewiston with a median annual salary of $64,840. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Bremerton-Silverdale (mean annual salary $64,410). The lowest paying area is Yakima with a median annual salary of $45,930.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lewiston
$64,840
Bremerton-Silverdale
$64,410
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$61,470
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$57,910
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$57,310
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$55,230
Longview
$53,450
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$52,530
Spokane
$52,100
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$51,640
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$51,040
Bellingham
$49,320
Tacoma
$49,090
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$48,760
Olympia
$48,230
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$48,080
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$46,640
Yakima
$45,930




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