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 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrators in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,570
25th Percentile Wage
$34,930
50th Percentile Wage
$43,000
75th Percentile Wage
$56,060
90th Percentile Wage
$65,180

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 $65,180. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,570.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.22
25th Percentile Wage
$16.80
50th Percentile Wage
$20.67
75th Percentile Wage
$26.95
90th Percentile Wage
$31.34

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for preschool and childcare center education administrators in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $31.34. The median hourly salary is $20.67. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.22.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of preschool and childcare center education administrators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201643,0006.98%-3.35%
201540,0002.92%-
201438,8301.26%-
201338,340-15.91%-
201244,440--

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 $35,810 to $49,470. The highest paying area for preschool and childcare center education administrators in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $49,470. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Spokane (mean annual salary $48,790). The lowest paying area is Tacoma with a median annual salary of $35,810.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$49,470
Spokane
$48,790
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$45,360
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$41,270
Tacoma
$35,810


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