Washington offers teachers salaries that sit on the high end of the mid-range salaries. The state has been ranked as 19th in the nation in regard to average teacher salaries. Teachers should be aware that credentials, including certifications and degrees, carry a lot of weight in Washington. Those with additional education may have a much easier time finding employment in the school districts they desire. Teachers are expected to know a good deal about technology, and will have access to many resources inside and outside of the classroom. While current salaries may not seem especially high, they are growing and closing the gap between teaching and other professions in Washington.

Average Teacher Salaries in Washington

Salaries are from the 2006-2007 Washington state allocated teaching salaries for K-12 schools and reflect entry level wages.

  • Average Teacher Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): $31,808
  • Average Teacher Salary (Master’s Degree): $37,629
  • Average Teacher Salary (PhD): $42,710

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