Teaching Schools
In Seattle, Washington

The city of Seattle has 6 schools where teaching faculty can find employment. The trends in Seattle's teaching academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes teaching training at the following levels:

  • Teaching Certificate
  • Associates degree in Teaching
  • Bachelors degree in Teaching
  • Masters degree in Teaching
  • PhD degree in Teaching


Professional Trends

Seattle Vs. Washington Teaching Employment

Seattle 26,270
Washington 73,230

Of the 70,520 teaching professionals employed in Washington State, 26,270 work in Seattle. Between 2006 and 2010, in Seattle, there has been a 4% growth in the number of teaching professionals. Overall employment in Seattle has also increased.

Seattle Vs. Washington Teaching employment growth

68,030 69,310 68,230 69,750 70,520
25,190 25,970 25,780 26,940 26,270
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington
  • Dark Yellow: Seattle

Teaching VS. All professions salaries in Seattle

$60,647 $63,503 $63,901 $64,542 $68,141
$47,730 $49,890 $51,680 $53,240 $54,610
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Teaching in Seattle
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Seattle

As the number of teaching professionals in Seattle has grown, salaries for teaching professionals have also increased. In 2010 Seattle teaching professionals earned an average yearly salary of $68,141. The average salary for teaching professionals in Seattle was $60,647 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of teaching professionals in Seattle is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Teaching professionals in Seattle

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Seattle teaching professionals earn a median yearly salary of $62,333. The difference in pay between the teaching professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 146%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $41,115 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $101,244 per year.

Average Salaries for Teaching professionals and related professions in Seattle

Early Childhood Education
Special Education
Elementary Education
Educational Leadership

Teaching professional salaries in Seattle are, on average, higher than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Teaching schools in Seattle


There are 6 accredited teaching schools in the city. Many of Seattle's teaching professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Teaching Programs Offered In Seattle


There are a total of 22 degree and certificate programs in teaching offered by Seattle's teaching schools.

Student Completed Teaching Degrees In Seattle


In 2010 approximately 320 students graduated from teaching courses.

Teaching Faculty Salaries in Seattle, Washington

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