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2021 Highest Paid Education Graduates in Washington

1,776 Bachelor's Degrees
$40,687 Avg Salary
$24,131 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Education Graduates in WashingtonIn 2018-2019, education students earned 1,776 bachelor's degrees from a Washington school, making the subject the 9th in the state. This means that of the 88,927 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.0% were from a college or university in the state. Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Highest Paid Education Graduates ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

This year's Highest Paid Education Graduates in Washington ranking analyzed 14 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in education.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

How Much Do Education Majors Make After Graduation?

The average education major who graduates from a school in Washington earns about $40,687 per year during the early years of their career. That's right on par with the typical salary of a bachelor's degree holder with a degree from any field.

Looking at education schools across the country, we see that the nationwide average salary for graduates in this field is $34,031. This means that graduates from schools in Washington make 20% more than the national average.

Average Salary for Education Graduates from Schools in Washington  40,687
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81,400
Average Salary for Education Graduates from Schools Nationwide  34,031
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81,400
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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81,400

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2021 Highest Paid Education Grads in Washington

Below you'll see a list of the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid education majors.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Education Graduates in Washington

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Pacific Lutheran University. Located in the suburb of Tacoma, PLU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Western Washington University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid education school. WWU is a large public school located in the city of Bellingham.

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Our rankings recognize Central Washington University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Ellensburg, CWU is a public school with a large student population.

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Northwest University-College of Adult and Professional Studies comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Kirkland, Northwest University-College of Adult and Professional Studies is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Our rankings recognize University of Puget Sound as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Puget Sound is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Tacoma.

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Northwest University

Kirkland, WA

Northwest University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Kirkland, Northwest University is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Washington State University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Wazzu is a fairly large public school located in the town of Pullman.

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Seattle Pacific University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid education school. SPU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Seattle.

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Saint Martin's University earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Lacey, Saint Martin's is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Heritage University

Toppenish, WA

The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Heritage University. Located in the rural area of Toppenish, Heritage University is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Best Education Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Education Colleges in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
California 37 5,598
Hawaii 30 292
Oregon 30 728
Alaska 29 87
Nevada 29 453

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1,044
Teacher Education Subject Specific 340
General Education 209
Special Education 149
Other Education 21

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Majors Similar to Education

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 3,485
Psychology 2,377
Communication & Journalism 1,862
History 478
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 462

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Notes and References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Horadrim.

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