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Elementary School Teachers in Washington

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18.3% Jobs Projection
$65,780 Median Salary
2,920 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Elementary School Teachers in Washington are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Elementary School Teachers in Washington is growing faster than average.

  • Elementary School Teachers in Washington earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Elementary School Teachers Work in Washington?

In 2018, there were 26,900 Elementary School Teachers working in the state.

There were 25,890 Elementary School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 1,010 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 19,150 Elementary School Teachers working in it, which means Washington has more Elementary School Teachers than average.


Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Elementary School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 18.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.4%.


Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 2,920 annual job openings, and a total of 36,360 jobs for Washington Elementary School Teachers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 112,800 annual jobs and 1,514,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Elementary School Teachers Make in Washington?

In 2018 wages for Elementary School Teachers ranged from $45,250 to $85,030 with $65,780 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in Washington is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Washington Metros for Elementary School Teachers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Elementary School Teachers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 13,450 $67,400
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 9,030 $68,990
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 1,930 $65,940
Yakima, WA 1,380 $62,380
Kennewick-Richland, WA 1,320 $61,010
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 990 $68,710
Bellingham, WA 840 $62,260
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 780 $63,850
Longview, WA 470 $65,420
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 360 $66,570
Lewiston, ID-WA 340 $51,160
Wenatchee, WA 290 $65,140
Walla Walla, WA 220 $65,830

Top States for Elementary School Teachers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Elementary School Teachers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 162,440 $80,830
Texas 136,780 $56,380
New York 82,590 $79,760
Florida 75,750 $48,630
Illinois 65,630 $59,070
Pennsylvania 55,200 $63,900
Georgia 53,940 $56,250
Ohio 51,880 $61,950
New Jersey 41,600 $67,160
North Carolina 40,830 $45,860
Michigan 38,330 $63,480
Virginia 36,450 $63,040
Massachusetts 30,380 $78,770
Tennessee 28,880 $51,080
Maryland 28,250 $70,000
Wisconsin 27,280 $55,860
Washington 26,900 $65,780
Indiana 26,520 $49,590
Missouri 25,670 $45,970
Colorado 24,910 $50,330

Below are the states where Elementary School Teachers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $80,830
New York $79,760
Massachusetts $78,770
District of Columbia $77,220
Connecticut $75,450
Rhode Island $74,400
Alaska $72,040
Maryland $70,000
New Jersey $67,160
Oregon $66,220

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