How Much do Elementary School Teachers Make in Washington?

Do elementary school teachers in Washington make a lot of money? What is the average pay for Washington elementary school teachers?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, elementary school teachers in Washington earn an average of $69,390 a year.

This is 9% more than elementary school teachers nationwide and 12% more than the typical Washington worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Washington Elementary School Teacher Wages by Percentile
Percentile Annually
90th $96,820
75th $81,580
50th $68,600
25th $55,720
10th $46,460
Washington Elementary School Teachers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Annually
Bellingham $69,400
Bremerton $71,070
Kennewick $66,380
Longview $67,690
Mount Vernon $76,170
Olympia $70,720
Seattle $70,860
Spokane $68,690
Walla Walla $66,680
Wenatchee $71,100
Yakima $65,110
Washington Elementary School Teacher Wages by Year
Year Annually
2019 $69,390
2018 $65,180
2017 $62,580
2016 $60,950
2015 $60,140
2014 $60,190
2013 $59,680
2012 $59,390
2011 $59,190