Preschool Teacher, Except Special Education Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for preschool 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 preschool 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 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,820
25th Percentile Wage
$25,420
50th Percentile Wage
$30,550
75th Percentile Wage
$36,370
90th Percentile Wage
$42,070

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool 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 $42,070. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $30,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,820.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$30,550
5.60% 9.59%
2016
$28,840
3.57% -
2015
$27,810
1.40% -
2014
$27,420
1.79% -
2013
$26,930
-2.56% -
2012
$27,620
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of preschool teachers, except special education in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of preschool teachers, except special education in state of Washington ranges from $24,360 to $32,700. The highest paying area for preschool teachers, except special education in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $32,700. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $32,560). The lowest paying area is Olympia with a median annual salary of $24,360.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$32,700
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$32,560
Tacoma
$31,900
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$31,810
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$30,840
Bremerton-Silverdale
$30,720
Yakima
$30,440
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$30,140
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$29,930
Bellingham
$29,870
Longview
$29,690
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$28,770
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$27,800
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$27,500
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$25,000
Spokane
$24,870
Lewiston
$24,660
Olympia
$24,360




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