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Substitute Teacher Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for substitute teachers in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of substitute teachers among 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Substitute Teachers in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,420
25th Percentile Wage
$33,930
50th Percentile Wage
$37,710
75th Percentile Wage
$43,370
90th Percentile Wage
$48,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for substitute teachers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $48,770. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,420.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$37,710
2.07% 5.22%
2016
$36,930
2.46% -
2015
$36,020
-0.61% -
2014
$36,240
0.08% -
2013
$36,210
1.30% -
2012
$35,740
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Substitute Teachers in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of substitute teachers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of substitute teachers in state of Washington ranges from $22,450 to $43,090. The highest paying area for substitute teachers in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $43,090. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro (mean annual salary $43,010). The lowest paying area is Lewiston with a median annual salary of $22,450.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$43,090
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$43,010
Yakima
$42,340
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$40,860
Longview
$38,970
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$38,040
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$37,160
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$36,840
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$36,680
Tacoma
$36,470
Olympia
$36,140
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$35,730
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$35,730
Bremerton-Silverdale
$35,260
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$35,250
Spokane
$33,800
Bellingham
$30,080
Lewiston
$22,450




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