How Much do Preschool Teachers Make in Washington?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, preschool teachers in Washington earn an average of $34,410 a year, equivalent to $16.54 an hour.

This is almost exactly the same as preschool teachers nationwide, but it is 45% less than the typical Washington worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Washington Preschool Teacher Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $21.99 $45,730
75th $18.47 $38,410
50th $15.96 $33,190
25th $13.57 $28,230
10th $12.29 $25,550
Washington Preschool Teachers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Bellingham $14.86 $30,920
Bremerton $14.46 $30,070
Kennewick $13.83 $28,770
Longview $14.00 $29,120
Mount Vernon $13.97 $29,060
Olympia $13.49 $28,060
Seattle $17.44 $36,270
Spokane $16.03 $33,330
Walla Walla $16.81 $34,960
Wenatchee $14.17 $29,470
Yakima $15.76 $32,780
Washington Preschool Teacher Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $16.54 $34,410
2018 $15.85 $32,960
2017 $15.44 $32,120
2016 $14.63 $30,440
2015 $14.25 $29,640
2014 $13.92 $28,940
2013 $13.66 $28,410
2012 $13.92 $28,960
2011 $14.18 $29,490