Washington State School Salaries: 2015-2016

This data site contains personnel information, including salaries, for public school districts in the State of Washington. Data was provided to The Spokesman-Review by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction in response to a public records request. More information regarding this database can be found here.

Seattle Public Schools

  • Enrollment, 2010-2011 (pre-K thru 12th): 47,696
  • Total Salary: $326,961,290.00
  • Average Salary: $52,138.62
See all 6,271 employees › Highest paid individuals, 2015-2016
PersonSalaryBonuses/StipendsInsurance BenefitsTotal Comp.
Lawrence L Nyland


Charles Edward Wright


Michael F Tolley

Deputy/Assist. Supt.

Lester Thomas Herndon

Deputy/Assist. Supt.

Kenneth C Gotsch


Pegi M. Mcevoy


Ronald English


Michael Starosky

Deputy/Assist. Supt.

Brent C Jones


Robert Wyeth Jessee

Other District Admin.



  • Insurance benefits includes $768/month for school district certificated employee health benefits or $9,216/year. Certified employees include teachers, counselors and librarians. Classified employees are funded at 1.152 times that amount or $884.74/month ($10,616.83/year). Benefits are allocated by the State of Washington. [1][2]
  • All figures submitted by school districts are preliminary. Final numbers are due to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction in September.
  • View the FAQ page for more information regarding this database.

Credits: Mike Tigas, Jody Lawrence-Turner
Data: State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
More Information: view the FAQ

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.