Postsecondary Vocational Education Teacher Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary vocational education teachers in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary vocational 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 Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,590
25th Percentile Wage
$43,940
50th Percentile Wage
$55,730
75th Percentile Wage
$69,200
90th Percentile Wage
$90,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary vocational 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 $90,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,590.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.11
25th Percentile Wage
$21.13
50th Percentile Wage
$26.79
75th Percentile Wage
$33.27
90th Percentile Wage
$43.71

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postsecondary vocational education teachers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $43.71. The median hourly salary is $26.79. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.11.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary vocational education teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201655,7302.14%3.45%
201554,5403.87%-
201452,430-1.64%-
201353,290-0.98%-
201253,810--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary vocational education teachers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary vocational education teachers in state of Washington ranges from $39,490 to $76,680. The highest paying area for postsecondary vocational education teachers in Washington is Mount Vernon-Anacortes with a median annual salary of $76,680. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Bellingham (mean annual salary $58,160). The lowest paying area is Yakima with a median annual salary of $39,490.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$76,680
Bellingham
$58,160
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$57,000
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$56,920
Tacoma
$56,610
Spokane
$55,750
Olympia
$55,140
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$52,130
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$52,070
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$51,450
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$49,550
Bremerton-Silverdale
$48,470
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$46,020
Yakima
$39,490


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