Teacher Salary Survey 2007
Washington ranked 21st in the nation for its average teacher salary in 2006-07, according to the American Federation of Teachers’ (AFT) Survey and Analysis of Teacher Salary Trends 2007.
The average teacher salary in Washington for the 2006-07 school year was $47,880-a 3.4 percent increase from the previous year. Washington was ranked 32nd in the nation for beginning teacher salaries, at $31,442, an increase of3.1 percent from 2005-06.
Traditional public school teacher salaries for other states in the Far West Region ranked as follows: California had the highest average teacher pay in the nation, at $63,640; Alaska was 11th, at $54,678; Hawaii was 14th, at $51,916; Oregon was 15th, at $51,080; and Nevada was 19th, at $49,426.
South Dakota had the lowest average teacher salary in the nation in 2006-07, at $35,378.