Early Childhood Education Jobs in Washington

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Washington’s beautiful landscape has earned it the title of the “Evergreen State,” and it’s also a state with many high-paying jobs for early childhood education workers. Special education teachers, kindergarten teachers, and child care workers have a strong chance of finding good work. Seattle is by far one of the best cities to find work in, but many other cities offer high-quality jobs. Washington’s only weak point is in salaries for preschool teachers, but even then, the state offers more than many others.

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Washington Salary Rankings

#8

in the US for Special Education Teachers, Preschool

#10

in the US for Childcare Workers

#10

in the US for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

#11

in the US for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

#14

in the US for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare

#22

in the US for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

Early Childhood Jobs in Washington

Occupation Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Childcare Workers 10,330 $21,300 check109%
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 6,660 $27,620 check102%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 5,600 $48,990 check118%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 3,450 $53,870 check107%
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 2,940 $58,430 check109%
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare 710 $44,440 check101%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 500 $59,740 check114%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

City-Level Job Stats

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Statistics for Childcare Workers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 5,850 $21,880 check112%
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 3,110 $20,940 check107%
Spokane, WA 1,020 $20,350 check104%
Olympia, WA 440 $19,300 eks99%
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 380 $19,430 eks100%
Yakima, WA 280 $19,520 eks100%
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 260 $20,730 check106%
Lewiston, ID-WA 250 $17,710 eks91%
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 250 $19,580 eks100%
Bellingham, WA 230 $22,590 check116%
Longview, WA 170 $21,620 check111%
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, WA 150 $20,240 check104%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 470 $45,760 check104%
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 270 $41,460 eks94%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,770 $54,930 check110%
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 920 $54,220 check108%
Yakima, WA 260 $45,060 eks90%
Spokane, WA 240 $48,880 eks98%
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 120 $51,720 check103%
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 110 $59,310 check118%
Olympia, WA 100 $50,520 check101%
Bellingham, WA 70 $55,360 check110%
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 60 $51,880 check104%
Longview, WA 40 $52,000 check104%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 4,020 $27,980 check103%
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 3,890 $23,090 eks85%
Spokane, WA 320 $23,450 eks86%
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 220 $24,000 eks88%
Bellingham, WA 190 $25,580 eks94%
Olympia, WA 150 $23,550 eks87%
Longview, WA 110 $30,070 check111%
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 100 $23,260 eks86%
Lewiston, ID-WA 80 $26,900 eks99%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,410 $59,140 check110%
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 760 $56,410 check105%
Spokane, WA 250 $57,540 check107%
Yakima, WA 140 $62,660 check116%
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 120 $57,310 check106%
Olympia, WA 120 $57,930 check108%
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 110 $63,950 check119%
Bellingham, WA 70 $60,590 check113%
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 60 $62,650 check116%
Longview, WA 50 $49,650 eks92%
Lewiston, ID-WA 30 $52,510 eks98%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Special Education Teachers, Preschool

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 230 $59,960 check114%
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 50 $61,030 check116%
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 30 $61,020 check116%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Data source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012

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