Elementary School Teachers in Washington
Want to work in Washington as an Elementary School Teacher? Read this first!
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?
There were approximately 26,900 workers employed as Elementary School Teachers in this state in 2018.
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 there will be 2,920 annual job openings, and 36,360 total jobs in 2026 for Elementary School Teachers in this state.
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|
|Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA||1,930||$65,940|
|Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA||360||$66,570|
|Walla Walla, WA||220||$65,830|
Top States for Elementary School Teachers Employment
View the list below to see where most Elementary School Teachers work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Elementary School Teachers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$77,220|
Related Careers in WA
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|Occupation||WA Employment Total|
|Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||9,070|
|Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School||490|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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