Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teacher Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary foreign language and literature 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 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,390
25th Percentile Wage
$47,470
50th Percentile Wage
$58,510
75th Percentile Wage
$75,340
90th Percentile Wage
$99,720

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $99,720. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,390.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$58,510
2.51% 13.02%
2016
$57,040
10.20% -
2015
$51,220
1.13% -
2014
$50,640
2.61% -
2013
$49,320
-3.18% -
2012
$50,890
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers in state of Washington ranges from $48,050 to $68,970. The highest paying area for postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers in Washington is Bellingham with a median annual salary of $68,970. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $62,460). The lowest paying area is Spokane with a median annual salary of $48,050.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bellingham
$68,970
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$62,460
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$61,610
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$60,650
Tacoma
$57,870
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$51,610
Spokane
$48,050




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