Salary and Benefits

October 8, 2006

What This Job Pays: teacher

Pay: The average pay for a teacher (kindergarten through 12th-grade) in the Seattle area is $37,792 a year, with most making from about $30,000 to $44,000 a year, according to PayScale, a Seattle company that tracks compensation and benefits.

Need to know: The pay is based on a typical nine-month school year. Excellent job opportunities are expected as retirements, especially among secondary-school teachers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

PayScale, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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