Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teacher Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers amongst Washington metropolitan 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 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,580
25th Percentile Wage
$47,920
50th Percentile Wage
$59,400
75th Percentile Wage
$78,580
90th Percentile Wage
$101,710

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $101,710. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,580.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$59,400
4.41% 7.31%
2016
$56,780
7.33% -
2015
$52,620
-0.78% -
2014
$53,030
0.08% -
2013
$52,990
-3.91% -
2012
$55,060
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in state of Washington ranges from $45,190 to $61,560. The highest paying area for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in Washington is Bellingham with a median annual salary of $61,560. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro (mean annual salary $61,050). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $45,190.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bellingham
$61,560
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$61,050
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$61,040
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$60,530
Tacoma
$57,060
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$56,290
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$50,440
Olympia
$49,610
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$46,750
Spokane
$46,740
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$45,190




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