Secondary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Washington

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,940
25th Percentile Wage
$53,340
50th Percentile Wage
$63,200
75th Percentile Wage
$72,720
90th Percentile Wage
$78,350

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for secondary 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 $78,350. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,940.

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 secondary 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 secondary school special education teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201663,2001.74%4.22%
201562,100-0.47%-
201462,3901.27%-
201361,6001.74%-
201260,530--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of secondary school special education teachers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of secondary school special education teachers in state of Washington ranges from $56,090 to $72,020. The highest paying area for secondary school special education teachers in Washington is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $72,020. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Tacoma (mean annual salary $66,510). The lowest paying area is Wenatchee-East Wenatchee with a median annual salary of $56,090.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$72,020
Tacoma
$66,510
Bremerton-Silverdale
$65,910
Olympia
$65,440
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$64,630
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$64,020
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$62,030
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$61,870
Bellingham
$61,240
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$60,910
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$60,770
Spokane
$60,170
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$58,970
Yakima
$58,340
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$57,260
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$56,090


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