Preschool Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for preschool special education teachers in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of preschool special education teachers among Washington metropolitan 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 Special Education Teachers in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,220
25th Percentile Wage
$51,500
50th Percentile Wage
$61,990
75th Percentile Wage
$72,910
90th Percentile Wage
$79,740

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool 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 $79,740. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,220.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,990
-0.45% 3.63%
2016
$62,270
3.37% -
2015
$60,170
1.15% -
2014
$59,480
0.54% -
2013
$59,160
-0.98% -
2012
$59,740
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of preschool special education teachers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of preschool special education teachers in state of Washington ranges from $53,710 to $77,800. The highest paying area for preschool special education teachers in Washington is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $77,800. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Kennewick-Pasco-Richland (mean annual salary $67,360). The lowest paying area is Spokane with a median annual salary of $53,710.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$77,800
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$67,360
Tacoma
$66,570
Yakima
$62,900
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$62,840
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$62,300
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$61,670
Bremerton-Silverdale
$59,880
Olympia
$56,600
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$53,770
Spokane
$53,710




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