Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers 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 and Elementary School Special Education Teachers in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,260
25th Percentile Wage
$53,770
50th Percentile Wage
$64,310
75th Percentile Wage
$74,320
90th Percentile Wage
$80,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $80,510. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,260.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$64,310
4.79% 9.14%
2016
$61,230
2.71% -
2015
$59,570
0.96% -
2014
$59,000
0.92% -
2013
$58,460
0.05% -
2012
$58,430
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in state of Washington ranges from $49,550 to $74,840. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Washington is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $74,840. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Bremerton-Silverdale (mean annual salary $68,690). The lowest paying area is Lewiston with a median annual salary of $49,550.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$74,840
Bremerton-Silverdale
$68,690
Bellingham
$68,160
Tacoma
$65,880
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$65,510
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$65,380
Yakima
$64,820
Longview
$64,690
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$64,140
Spokane
$63,910
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$62,670
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$61,610
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$61,180
Olympia
$59,480
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$58,480
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$55,830
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$54,460
Lewiston
$49,550




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