Kindergarten Teacher, Except Special Education Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for kindergarten 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 kindergarten teachers, except special education 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,880
25th Percentile Wage
$48,790
50th Percentile Wage
$61,300
75th Percentile Wage
$72,330
90th Percentile Wage
$78,650

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten 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 $78,650. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,880.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,300
2.22% 12.12%
2016
$59,940
8.21% -
2015
$55,020
1.71% -
2014
$54,080
-0.46% -
2013
$54,330
0.85% -
2012
$53,870
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of kindergarten teachers, except special education in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of kindergarten teachers, except special education in state of Washington ranges from $51,160 to $67,780. The highest paying area for kindergarten teachers, except special education in Washington is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $67,780. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Bellingham (mean annual salary $66,640). The lowest paying area is Lewiston with a median annual salary of $51,160.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$67,780
Bellingham
$66,640
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$65,860
Bremerton-Silverdale
$65,810
Spokane
$64,620
Tacoma
$63,310
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$62,630
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$61,920
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$61,500
Olympia
$61,200
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$60,840
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$58,340
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$57,280
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$56,180
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$56,080
Longview
$54,150
Yakima
$52,660
Lewiston
$51,160




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