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How much do teachers make in Tacoma? How does it compare?

Post by John Henrikson / The News Tribune on Sep. 1, 2011 at 9:30 am |
September 1, 2011 9:30 am

$65,597.

That was the average total pay for a Tacoma teacher last year, according to state numbers. Among the state’s largest districts, that ranks Tacoma teachers fifth. Whether those teachers get a pay raise is among the issues as the Tacoma Education Association and the district continue to bargain and head off a strike.

Here is how districts compared for the 2010-11 school year, according to preliminary school district personnel summary reports from the state school superintendent’s office.

DistrictBase SalaryTotal Salary
Everett$56,980$75,902
Northshore$56,310$69,905
Seattle$51,425$67,579
Bellevue$49,687$65,902
Tacoma$52,369$65,597
Puyallup$55,619$64,765
Edmonds$53,642$64,096
Spokane$54,576$62,320
North Thurston$54,118$62,303
Statewide average$52,956$61,396
Kennewick$53,693$60,211
Bethel$52,431$60,112
Yakima$53,067$59,941
Evergreen (Clark)$52,173$59,749
Federal Way$50,103$59,175
Lake Washington$50,768$58,963
Highline$50,269$58,721
Issaquah$51,030$58,676
Kent$51,488$58,658
Vancouver$52,232$58,350
Pasco$50,364$56,977

For a database showing other districts and other positions, click here.

For a database showing how much individual teachers made, click here.

For the raw data from OSPI, click here.

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