Postsecondary Nursing Instructor and Teacher Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers among 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 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,160
25th Percentile Wage
$55,110
50th Percentile Wage
$68,310
75th Percentile Wage
$94,510
90th Percentile Wage
$119,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $119,290. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $68,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,160.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$68,310
5.26% 12.75%
2016
$64,720
6.69% -
2015
$60,390
2.70% -
2014
$58,760
0.70% -
2013
$58,350
-2.14% -
2012
$59,600
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in state of Washington ranges from $54,670 to $77,140. The highest paying area for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $77,140. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $76,040). The lowest paying area is Olympia with a median annual salary of $54,670.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$77,140
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$76,040
Bellingham
$71,800
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$71,450
Tacoma
$70,330
Spokane
$64,550
Olympia
$54,670




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