Elementary School Teacher, Except Special Education Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for elementary school teachers, except special education in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of elementary school teachers, except special education 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 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,660
25th Percentile Wage
$52,280
50th Percentile Wage
$64,000
75th Percentile Wage
$74,140
90th Percentile Wage
$80,200

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for elementary school teachers, except special education in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $80,200. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,660.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of elementary school teachers, except special education from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$64,000
1.95% 4.66%
2016
$62,750
1.02% -
2015
$62,110
-0.13% -
2014
$62,190
1.03% -
2013
$61,550
0.86% -
2012
$61,020
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of elementary school teachers, except special education in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of elementary school teachers, except special education in state of Washington ranges from $52,380 to $66,990. The highest paying area for elementary school teachers, except special education in Washington is Bremerton-Silverdale with a median annual salary of $66,990. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro (mean annual salary $66,750). The lowest paying area is Lewiston with a median annual salary of $52,380.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bremerton-Silverdale
$66,990
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$66,750
Tacoma
$65,590
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$65,530
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$65,510
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$65,100
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$64,780
Bellingham
$64,380
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$63,860
Longview
$63,790
Spokane
$63,720
Olympia
$62,610
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$61,840
Yakima
$60,560
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$59,150
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$57,780
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$56,130
Lewiston
$52,380




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