Postsecondary Physics Teacher Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,620
25th Percentile Wage
$53,000
50th Percentile Wage
$66,570
75th Percentile Wage
$100,050
90th Percentile Wage
$140,710

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary physics teachers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $140,710. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,620.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$66,570
3.18% -5.69%
2016
$64,450
2.85% -
2015
$62,610
0.61% -
2014
$62,230
-4.37% -
2013
$64,950
-8.33% -
2012
$70,360
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary physics teachers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary physics teachers in state of Washington ranges from $55,270 to $81,330. The highest paying area for postsecondary physics teachers in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $81,330. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $76,190). The lowest paying area is Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $55,270.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$81,330
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$76,190
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$69,420
Tacoma
$60,210
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$55,270




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