Postsecondary Education Teacher Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,720
25th Percentile Wage
$51,610
50th Percentile Wage
$65,980
75th Percentile Wage
$87,310
90th Percentile Wage
$121,530

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education teachers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $121,530. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,720.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$65,980
2.12% 10.05%
2016
$64,580
9.83% -
2015
$58,230
3.86% -
2014
$55,980
3.93% -
2013
$53,780
-10.36% -
2012
$59,350
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary education teachers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary education teachers in state of Washington ranges from $56,770 to $67,510. The highest paying area for postsecondary education teachers in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $67,510. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $67,240). The lowest paying area is Bellingham with a median annual salary of $56,770.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$67,510
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$67,240
Olympia
$60,350
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$58,470
Spokane
$58,050
Tacoma
$57,870
Bellingham
$56,770




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