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Considering a career as a High School Teacher in Washington?

18.5% Jobs Projection
$68,740 Median Salary
1,510 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many High School Teachers Work in Washington?

In Washington, there were 14,560 people working as High School Teachers in the year 2018.

There were 14,380 High School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 180 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

High School Teachers in WA Employment Trend

The typical state has 13,930 High School Teachers working in it, which means Washington has more High School Teachers than average.

High School Teachers in WA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for High School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 18.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.5%.

Job Projections for High School Teachers: Nation vs. WA

Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 1,510 annual job openings, and a total of 19,230 jobs for Washington High School Teachers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 79,500 annual jobs and 1,095,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do High School Teachers Make in Washington?

In 2018 wages for High School Teachers ranged from $47,770 to $87,770 with $68,740 being the median annual salary.

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

High School Teachers Earnings: WA vs. National Average

Top Washington Metros for High School Teachers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 7,020 $69,730
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 6,700 $77,350
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 1,120 $68,370
Kennewick-Richland, WA 690 $69,530
Yakima, WA 650 $64,330
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 610 $68,170
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 490 $69,960
Bellingham, WA 320 $70,100
Wenatchee, WA 290 $68,190
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 250 $70,890
Longview, WA 210 $67,970
Lewiston, ID-WA 200 $55,870
Walla Walla, WA 150 $67,280

Top States for High School Teachers Employment

View the list below to see where most High School Teachers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 112,960 $82,670
Texas 110,420 $57,800
New York 74,830 $81,290
Ohio 52,240 $61,740
Pennsylvania 50,460 $62,990
Florida 47,960 $52,120
Illinois 43,720 $67,680
New Jersey 29,140 $74,700
Missouri 27,930 $48,170
Georgia 27,620 $57,430
Virginia 26,830 $63,990
Massachusetts 26,420 $77,830
North Carolina 25,240 $46,760
Michigan 24,130 $62,040
Minnesota 20,940 $61,570
Tennessee 20,190 $52,020
Wisconsin 20,070 $56,700
Indiana 19,690 $50,420
Maryland 19,330 $71,170
Arizona 17,200 $46,940

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

State Annual Median Salary
California $82,670
New York $81,290
Massachusetts $77,830
Connecticut $76,770
Alaska $75,780
New Jersey $74,700
Rhode Island $73,460
Oregon $71,910
Maryland $71,170
Washington $68,740

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation WA Employment Total
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School 2,840


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