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Teaching Schools
In Tacoma, Washington

Teaching faculty can choose to work at one of 3 teaching schools in Tacoma. The trends in Tacoma's teaching academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes teaching training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Tacoma Vs. Washington Teaching Employment

Tacoma 8,420
Washington 73,230

Exactly 8,420 of Washington State's 70,520 teaching professionals work in Tacoma. Between 2006 and 2010, in Tacoma, there has been a 5% growth in the number of teaching professionals. As the number of teaching professionals in Tacoma has increased, overall employment in Tacoma has also increased.

Tacoma Vs. Washington Teaching employment growth

68,030 69,310 68,230 69,750 70,520
8,000 8,250 8,230 8,530 8,420
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington
  • Dark Yellow: Tacoma

Teaching VS. All professions salaries in Tacoma

$54,332 $56,321 $59,149 $58,782 $60,854
$40,140 $41,570 $43,330 $44,480 $45,620
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Teaching in Tacoma
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Tacoma

Salaries for teaching professionals in Tacoma have increased. In 2010 teaching professionals in Tacoma reportedly earned an average salary of $60,854 per year. The average salary for teaching professionals in Tacoma was $54,332 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of teaching professionals in Tacoma is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Teaching professionals in Tacoma

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Teaching professionals in Tacoma make a median yearly salary of $59,386. The difference in pay between the teaching professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 102%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $41,181 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $83,026 per year.

Average Salaries for Teaching professionals and related professions in Tacoma

Early Childhood Education
Special Education
Elementary Education
Educational Leadership

Teaching professional salaries in Tacoma are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Teaching schools in Tacoma


There are 3 accredited teaching schools in the city. Many of Tacoma's teaching professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Teaching Programs Offered In Tacoma


Tacoma's teaching schools offer 9 teaching degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Teaching Degrees In Tacoma


In 2010 approximately 183 students completed teaching courses.

Teaching Faculty Salaries in Tacoma, Washington

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