Teaching in Washington State

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Schools Offering Teaching Programs in Washington State


Approximately 1.6% of graduates in of Washington State receive teaching degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 2,658 teachers graduate from Washington State's 51 teaching schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Washington State that has a teaching program is University of Washington-Seattle Campus. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, which was ranked 13th in the country in 2010, is located in Seattle. In 2010, 39 students graduated from University of Washington-Seattle Campus' teaching program. Tuition at University of Washington-Seattle Campus was $8,701 per year.

Washington State University, which was ranked 27th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Washington State that has a teaching program. It is located in Pullman. In 2010, Washington State University graduated 609 students from its teaching program. The tuition rate at Washington State University was $9,489 per year.

The third-ranked school in Washington State with a teaching program is Western Washington University, which is located in Bellingham. In 2010, it was ranked 28th nationwide. In 2010, Western Washington University graduated 192 students from its teaching programs. Western Washington University charged in-state students $6,858 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Washington State teaching school, average tuition will be $9,351 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,610 per year to $37,225 per year. In 2010, the teaching schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Washington State were:

  1. University of Puget Sound - located in Tacoma, students are charged $37,225 per year
  2. Gonzaga University - located in Spokane, students are charged $30,925 per year
  3. Seattle University - located in Seattle, students are charged $30,825 per year

The teaching schools in Washington State that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Spokane Community College - located in Spokane, students are charged $2,610 per year
  2. Spokane Falls Community College - located in Spokane, students are charged $2,610 per year
  3. Renton Technical College - located in Renton, students are charged $2,785 per year

A teaching degree from a Washington State school... what next?

Some of the most popular jobs teaching graduates in Washington State pursue include primary school education administrator, education administrator, business teacher, computer science teacher, and mathematical science teacher. 70,520 teachers were working in Washington State in 2010. Of these, 1,390 were english teachers. In addition, 4,250 were primary school education administrators, and 1,990 were education administrators. In Washington State, the largest numbers of teacher work in the following counties:

  1. King County - 26,270 teachers
  2. Pierce County - 8,420 teachers
  3. Spokane County - 5,140 teachers

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of teachers in the state of Washington State will grow to 69,880. This would require a 11% growth in the field.

Salary

teachers in Washington State make an average of $68,459 per year. However, this number is only an average. Teacher in Washington State had varying salaries from $20,370 to $149,560 per year in 2010. On average teacher earn the most in the following Washington State counties:

  1. Whatcom County - $69,562 per year
  2. King County - $68,141 per year
  3. Columbia County - $64,963 per year

The following counties in Washington State have the lowest average salaries for teacher:

  1. Yakima County - $56,551 per year
  2. Thurston County - $56,786 per year
  3. Chelan County - $58,243 per year

On average, the highest paid teachers in Washington State were:

  1. Health Specialties Teacher - $127,850 per year
  2. Primary School Education Administrator - $97,690 per year
  3. Education Administrator - $95,090 per year

On average, the lowest paid teachers in Washington State were:

  1. Kindergarten Teacher - $49,370 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $44,160 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Washington State statistics regarding a career in teaching and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as early childhood education or special education.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Teaching in Washington State
  • Bachelor's Degree in Teaching in Washington State
  • Master's Degree in Teaching in Washington State
  • Doctoral Degree in Teaching in Washington State
  • Certificate in Teaching in Washington State

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,685 miles from location University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle WA 86.9578 45% 45,943
7,487 miles from location Washington State University Pullman WA 72.817 37% 26,101
7,660 miles from location Western Washington University Bellingham WA 72.1677 38% 14,575
7,680 miles from location Bellevue College Bellevue WA 15.3084 n/a 14,010
7,758 miles from location Clark College Vancouver WA 13.9084 n/a 12,989
7,628 miles from location Central Washington University Ellensburg WA 31.9043 40% 11,357
7,486 miles from location Eastern Washington University Cheney WA 59.4272 49% 11,300
7,680 miles from location Edmonds Community College Lynnwood WA 17.534 n/a 9,658
7,477 miles from location Spokane Falls Community College Spokane WA 12.1295 n/a 9,555
7,670 miles from location Everett Community College Everett WA 13.4947 n/a 8,313
7,689 miles from location Green River Community College Auburn WA 15.7392 n/a 8,205
7,710 miles from location Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom Lakewood WA 12.9816 n/a 8,188
7,686 miles from location Seattle Community College-Central Campus Seattle WA 14.0982 n/a 7,774
7,686 miles from location Seattle University Seattle WA 70.3999 21% 7,751
7,474 miles from location Gonzaga University Spokane WA 37.2946 28% 7,633
7,701 miles from location Olympic College Bremerton WA 11.8614 n/a 7,536
7,472 miles from location Spokane Community College Spokane WA 14.6787 n/a 7,445
7,585 miles from location Columbia Basin College Pasco WA 10.7425 n/a 6,978
7,705 miles from location Tacoma Community College Tacoma WA 11.2217 n/a 6,825
7,692 miles from location Highline Community College Seattle WA 16.5765 n/a 6,725
7,707 miles from location Clover Park Technical College Lakewood WA 16.2384 n/a 6,573
7,684 miles from location Seattle Community College-North Campus Seattle WA 12.2688 n/a 6,524
7,684 miles from location Shoreline Community College Seattle WA 13.8462 n/a 6,277
7,662 miles from location Skagit Valley College Mount Vernon WA 14.1008 n/a 5,676
7,729 miles from location South Puget Sound Community College Olympia WA 13.4048 n/a 5,651
7,552 miles from location Walla Walla Community College Walla Walla WA 17.3035 n/a 5,053
7,730 miles from location The Evergreen State College Olympia WA 28.4063 34% 4,891
7,638 miles from location Yakima Valley Community College Yakima WA 16.932 n/a 4,724
7,658 miles from location Whatcom Community College Bellingham WA 13.7069 n/a 4,663
7,677 miles from location Lake Washington Technical College Kirkland WA 9.52843 n/a 4,646
7,684 miles from location Renton Technical College Renton WA 22.262 n/a 4,346
7,756 miles from location Lower Columbia College Longview WA 16.7356 n/a 4,290
7,687 miles from location Seattle Pacific University Seattle WA 68.9096 37% 4,000
7,704 miles from location Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma WA 65.5433 36% 3,581
7,740 miles from location Centralia College Centralia WA 18.6955 n/a 3,574
7,607 miles from location Wenatchee Valley College Wenatchee WA 17.293 n/a 3,423
7,680 miles from location City University of Seattle Bellevue WA 10.3031 n/a 3,204
7,717 miles from location Peninsula College Port Angeles WA 11.984 n/a 3,155
7,703 miles from location University of Puget Sound Tacoma WA 72.0673 20% 2,879
7,660 miles from location Bellingham Technical College Bellingham WA 23.5145 n/a 2,864
7,472 miles from location Whitworth University Spokane WA 69.1446 18% 2,781
7,676 miles from location Cascadia Community College Bothell WA 12.7944 n/a 2,727
7,769 miles from location Grays Harbor College Aberdeen WA 13.4003 n/a 2,285
7,570 miles from location Big Bend Community College Moses Lake WA 16.8914 n/a 2,169
7,558 miles from location Walla Walla University College Place WA 26.6245 63% 1,808
7,724 miles from location Saint Martin's University Lacey WA 57.1629 31% 1,672
7,680 miles from location Northwest University Kirkland WA 26.3798 48% 1,383
7,638 miles from location Heritage University Toppenish WA 12.0598 n/a 1,115
7,687 miles from location Antioch University Seattle Seattle WA 8.7094 100% 996
7,663 miles from location Northwest Indian College Bellingham WA 12.8499 n/a 609
7,671 miles from location Trinity Lutheran College Everett WA 25.7832 27% 113
 

Curious what studying Teaching gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Washington State

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education + 27,390 $57,760 13.3%
2
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education + 11,360 $58,490 -16.3%
3
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary + 5,780 $56,680 0.0%
4
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School + 4,250 $97,690 5.5%
5
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors + 3,350 $44,160 8.4%
6
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary + 2,870 $127,850
7
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School + 2,740 $56,430 -10.7%
8
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education + 2,350 $49,370 -15.8%
9
Instructional Coordinators + 2,220 $61,530 25.4%
10
Education Administrators, Postsecondary + 1,990 $95,090 -0.5%
11
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary + 1,390 $54,920 3.7%
12
Education Teachers, Postsecondary + 1,310 $60,980
13
Business Teachers, Postsecondary + 1,280 $75,570 9.4%
14
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other + 820 $66,780
15
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary + 720 $71,100 -4.0%
16
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary + 480 $73,250 -22.6%
17
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School + 150 $59,270 7.1%
18
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other + 70 $65,340
 

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