Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrator Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for preschool and childcare center education administrators in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of preschool and childcare center education administrators among 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 Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrators in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,780
25th Percentile Wage
$36,710
50th Percentile Wage
$46,110
75th Percentile Wage
$57,420
90th Percentile Wage
$68,200

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool and childcare center education administrators in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $68,200. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,780.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of preschool and childcare center education administrators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$46,110
6.74% 3.62%
2016
$43,000
6.98% -
2015
$40,000
2.92% -
2014
$38,830
1.26% -
2013
$38,340
-15.91% -
2012
$44,440
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrators in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of preschool and childcare center education administrators in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of preschool and childcare center education administrators in state of Washington ranges from $34,020 to $51,990. The highest paying area for preschool and childcare center education administrators in Washington is Spokane with a median annual salary of $51,990. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $51,390). The lowest paying area is Olympia with a median annual salary of $34,020.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Spokane
$51,990
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$51,390
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$49,380
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$46,740
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$46,260
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$41,640
Tacoma
$40,650
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$38,250
Yakima
$37,820
Olympia
$34,020




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