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 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 Middle School Special Education Teachers in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,740
25th Percentile Wage
$52,000
50th Percentile Wage
$62,250
75th Percentile Wage
$72,970
90th Percentile Wage
$79,540

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 $79,540. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,740.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,250
2.63% 4.84%
2016
$60,610
1.20% -
2015
$59,880
0.28% -
2014
$59,710
0.00% -
2013
$59,710
0.79% -
2012
$59,240
- -

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 $88,140. The highest paying area for middle school special education teachers in Washington is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $88,140. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Bremerton-Silverdale (mean annual salary $69,600). 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
$88,140
Bremerton-Silverdale
$69,600
Bellingham
$68,950
Tacoma
$65,740
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$64,050
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$63,460
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$63,290
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$60,560
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$60,390
Spokane
$59,710
Yakima
$59,280
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$57,690
Olympia
$56,260
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$49,040




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