Postsecondary Communications Teacher Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary communications teachers in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary communications teachers among Washington cities 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 Communications Teachers in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,900
25th Percentile Wage
$46,080
50th Percentile Wage
$55,270
75th Percentile Wage
$67,110
90th Percentile Wage
$81,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary communications teachers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $81,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,900.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary communications teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$55,270
3.67% 1.10%
2016
$53,240
2.67% -
2015
$51,820
1.22% -
2014
$51,190
-4.57% -
2013
$53,530
-2.11% -
2012
$54,660
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Communications Teachers in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary communications teachers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary communications teachers in state of Washington ranges from $48,470 to $60,280. The highest paying area for postsecondary communications teachers in Washington is Bellingham with a median annual salary of $60,280. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro (mean annual salary $60,150). The lowest paying area is Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $48,470.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bellingham
$60,280
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$60,150
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$58,090
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$57,310
Spokane
$53,510
Tacoma
$53,450
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$52,980
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$48,470




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