Washington State School Salaries

Frequently Asked Questions

Definitions and Notes

  • Salary: This value represents the state-allocated base salary for this person, as determined by years of experience and highest degree obtained. View the salary allocation schedule here. (Archived copy here; retrieved 7/29/2011.)
    • For employees that work multiple roles (ex. extracirricular teaching or coaching), "Salary" only includes base salary income for their main role.
  • Bonuses/stipends: Includes income listed by OSPI as "supplemental contracts" in addition to other non-salary/non-hourly income.
  • Insurance/benefits includes mandatory health benefits up to $819/month (i.e, $9,828 annually for full-time equivalent employees) allocated by the State of Washington. (For 2010-2011, the figure is $768/month, or $9,216/year.)[1]
  • Total compensation: The combined total of annual salary, bonuses/stipends and the amount the district pays toward the employee’s insurance benefits.
    • "Total compensation" may include salaried income for work outside of an employee's main role (ex. extracirricular teaching or coaching) and may represent a higher total than the sum of (Salary + Bonuses/stipends + Insurance/benefits).
  • 2010-2011 data: Maria Louise Goodloe-Johnson was fired from her role as superintendent of Seattle Public Schools in March. Figures may not reflect actual earnings.
  • 2011-2012 data: All figures submitted by school districts are preliminary. Final numbers are due to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction in September.
  • 2012-2013 data: All figures submitted by school districts are preliminary. Final numbers are due to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction in September.
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Credits: Mike Tigas, Jody Lawrence-Turner
Data: State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
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Salaries for public school employees are considered “public record,” in accordance with Washington State’s Public Records act, RCW 42.56. An exception is made in the case of victims of domestic violence. Please contact the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction for more information.