Special Education Schools
In Seattle, Washington

The city of Seattle has 3 schools where special education faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the special education academic community in Seattle, and the future trends. Academia in special education includes special education training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Special Education
  • Masters degree in Special Education
  • PhD degree in Special Education


Professional Trends

Seattle Vs. Washington Special Education Employment

Seattle 1,030
Washington 5,450

Exactly 1,030 of the 2,740 special education professionals employed in Washington State, work in Seattle. The number of special education professionals in Seattle has shrunk by 50% from 2006 to 2010. As the number of special education professionals in Seattle has decreased, overall employment in Seattle has increased.

Seattle Vs. Washington Special Education employment growth

6,130 6,600 5,780 5,560 2,740
2,080 2,330 2,270 2,280 1,030
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington
  • Dark Yellow: Seattle

Special Education VS. All professions salaries in Seattle

$50,010 $52,043 $53,197 $54,823 $58,830
$47,730 $49,890 $51,680 $53,240 $54,610
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education in Seattle
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Seattle

In Seattle, salaries for special education professionals have increased. In 2010 Seattle special education professionals earned an average yearly salary of $58,830. Special education professionals in Seattle made a yearly average salary of $50,010, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of special education professionals in Seattle is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Seattle

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Special education professionals in Seattle earn a median salary of $58,210 per year. The 10% of special education professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $42,290 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 82% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Seattle

Early Childhood Education
Special Education
Elementary Education
Speech Therapy

Special education professional salaries in Seattle are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Special Education schools in Seattle


There are 3 accredited special education schools in the city. Many of Seattle's special education professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Special Education Programs Offered In Seattle


There are a total of 4 degree and certificate programs in special education offered by Seattle's special education schools.

Student Completed Special Education Degrees In Seattle


In 2010 approximately 75 students completed special education courses.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Seattle, Washington

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