Middle School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for middle 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 middle school special education 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Middle School Special Education Teachers in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,230
25th Percentile Wage
$51,010
50th Percentile Wage
$60,610
75th Percentile Wage
$70,870
90th Percentile Wage
$77,560

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for middle 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 $77,560. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,610. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,230.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for middle school special education teachers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of middle school special education teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201660,6101.20%2.26%
201559,8800.28%-
201459,7100.00%-
201359,7100.79%-
201259,240--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Middle School Special Education Teachers in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of middle school special education teachers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of middle school special education teachers in state of Washington ranges from $49,040 to $82,300. The highest paying area for middle school special education teachers in Washington is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $82,300. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Bellingham (mean annual salary $68,950). The lowest paying area is Central Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $49,040.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$82,300
Bellingham
$68,950
Bremerton-Silverdale
$64,510
Tacoma
$64,150
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$62,940
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$62,520
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$60,390
Yakima
$59,280
Spokane
$58,830
Olympia
$55,000
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$52,310
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$49,040



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