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Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in Washington

Is Washington a good place for you to work as a Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teacher?

18.4% Jobs Projection
$65,680 Median Salary
520 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in Washington is growing faster than average.

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

How Many Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers Work in Washington?

4,570 people worked as Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in 2018 in this state.

There were 4,420 Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 150 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in WA Employment Trend

The typical state has 2,100 Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers working in it, which means Washington has more Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers than average.

Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in WA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 18.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.4%.

Job Projections for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers: Nation vs. WA

Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 520 annual job openings, and a total of 6,440 jobs for Washington Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 15,000 annual jobs and 202,800 total jobs in 2026.

What do Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers Make in Washington?

In 2018 wages for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers ranged from $46,790 to $83,250 with $65,680 being the median annual salary.

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

Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers Earnings: WA vs. National Average

Top Washington Metros for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,340 $66,590
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,040 $76,610
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 370 $65,900
Kennewick-Richland, WA 200 $59,790
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 200 $70,190
Yakima, WA 200 $65,260
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 170 $61,510
Bellingham, WA 130 $70,520
Longview, WA 110 $67,600
Lewiston, ID-WA 80 $39,060
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 60 $64,470
Wenatchee, WA 50 $61,170

Top States for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 18,790 $72,570
California 15,230 $78,850
Texas 13,470 $57,480
New Jersey 12,110 $65,700
Illinois 9,670 $60,650
Ohio 7,160 $55,080
North Carolina 7,080 $46,630
Massachusetts 6,490 $72,260
Pennsylvania 6,010 $64,380
Virginia 5,870 $62,740
Georgia 5,180 $54,520
Florida 5,020 $60,230
Minnesota 4,600 $60,790
Washington 4,570 $65,680
Tennessee 4,180 $51,150
Louisiana 3,990 $49,700
Maryland 3,970 $61,730
Colorado 3,510 $51,200
Kentucky 3,250 $53,850
Indiana 3,210 $50,900

Below are the states where Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $78,850
District of Columbia $78,050
Connecticut $77,360
Oregon $75,830
Rhode Island $72,950
New York $72,570
Massachusetts $72,260
Alaska $72,050
Michigan $66,240
New Jersey $65,700

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation WA Employment Total
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 2,120
Special Education Teachers, Middle School 1,210
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 660
Special Education Teachers 120

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