Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teacher Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers 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 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,010
25th Percentile Wage
$56,010
50th Percentile Wage
$83,620
75th Percentile Wage
$120,930
90th Percentile Wage
$154,800

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $154,800. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $83,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,010.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$83,620
6.58% 5.79%
2016
$78,120
1.79% -
2015
$76,720
1.06% -
2014
$75,910
-8.76% -
2013
$82,560
4.58% -
2012
$78,780
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers in state of Washington ranges from $52,910 to $105,790. The highest paying area for postsecondary atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $105,790. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $102,280). The lowest paying area is Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $52,910.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$105,790
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$102,280
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$84,080
Tacoma
$66,570
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$52,910




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