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Teacher Jobs in Kentucky

Teachers in Kentucky can expect to earn $35,166 annually during the first year of employment which is directly comparable to the annual personal per capita income. The state is actively recruiting teacher applicants to add to its preschool, elementary, and secondary workforce across 1,571 schools; teachers are advised to apply to districts with high enrolment numbers first such as Jefferson County Public Schools, Fayette County Public Schools, Boone County Schools, and Hardin County Schools.

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Kentucky Teacher Salary & Employment

Total Employed

18,800

Salary Range

$44,340 - $66,800

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $44,340 to $66,800 a year in Kentucky. There are around eighteen thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Bowling Green790$47,970
Owensboro500$51,000
Elizabethtown, Fort Knox490$54,870
Louisville/Jefferson County4$58,280
Lexington, Fayette2$55,090

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Elementary School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2021)

Total Employed

870

Salary Range

$44,840 - $101,110

English teachers have a salary range between $44,840 to $101,110 a year in Kentucky, with over 870 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Lexington, Fayette190$66,260
Louisville/Jefferson County150$70,240

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1123)

Total Employed

12,540

Salary Range

$45,260 - $72,960

As a high school teacher in Kentucky you can expect to make between $45,260 - $72,960. There are around twelve thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Bowling Green500$50,140
Owensboro330$55,980
Elizabethtown, Fort Knox310$58,320
Louisville/Jefferson County3$58,360
Lexington, Fayette1$56,860

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for High School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2031)

Total Employed

280

Salary Range

$55,480 - $128,370

In Kentucky, a history teacher's salary may range from $55,480 to $128,370. There are around 280 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Lexington, Fayette50-
Louisville/Jefferson County50$74,730

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for History Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1125)

Total Employed

2,540

Salary Range

$44,260 - $67,350

Kindergarten teachers in Kentucky, can earn between $44,260 to $67,350 a year. There are around two thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Louisville/Jefferson County600$59,970
Lexington, Fayette280$53,280
Bowling Green90$50,030
Owensboro90$48,350
Elizabethtown, Fort Knox80$56,000

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Kindergarten Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2012)

Total Employed

42,720

Salary Range

$44,260 - $116,930

As a math teacher in Kentucky you can expect to make between $44,260 - $116,930. Kentucky is home to about forty thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Lexington, Fayette140$76,630
Louisville/Jefferson County140$66,940
Bowling Green50$65,410

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1022)

Total Employed

2,240

Salary Range

$18,700 - $62,440

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $18,700 to $62,440 a year in Kentucky. Kentucky is home to about two thousand p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Louisville/Jefferson County780$32,140
Lexington, Fayette560$44,880
Bowling Green100$55,110
Elizabethtown, Fort Knox60$27,510
Owensboro-$31,090

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Coaches and Scouts (SOC Code: 27-2022)

Total Employed

2,800

Salary Range

$25,060 - $56,910

In Kentucky, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $25,060 to $56,910, with over 2,800 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Louisville/Jefferson County880$32,150
Lexington, Fayette490$37,700
Bowling Green130$33,000
Elizabethtown, Fort Knox50$47,040
Owensboro40$49,220

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Preschool Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2011)

Total Employed

4,480

Salary Range

$35,520 - $112,620

As a school administrator in Kentucky you can expect to make between $35,520 - $112,620. Kentucky is home to about four thousand school administrators. Take the next step and learn to how to become a school administrator.

Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Louisville/Jefferson County120$51,070
Lexington, Fayette60$48,550

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program (SOC Code: 11-9031)

Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Lexington, Fayette360$87,740
Bowling Green130$77,740
Elizabethtown, Fort Knox130$84,790
Owensboro100$86,510
Louisville/Jefferson County1$97,720

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School (SOC Code: 11-9032)

Total Employed

3,540

Salary Range

$40,910 - $81,210

School counselors in Kentucky, can earn between $40,910 to $81,210 a year, with over 3,540 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Louisville/Jefferson County990$58,970
Lexington, Fayette430$54,700
Bowling Green220$49,450
Elizabethtown, Fort Knox120$64,540
Owensboro80$56,640

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors (SOC Code: 21-1012)

Total Employed

2,240

Salary Range

$46,170 - $76,930

School librarians have a salary range between $46,170 to $76,930 a year in Kentucky. Kentucky is home to about two thousand school librarians. Read about what it takes to become a school librarian.

Librarians
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Louisville/Jefferson County460$62,200
Lexington, Fayette340$57,730
Bowling Green120$51,710
Owensboro90$52,570
Elizabethtown, Fort Knox50$64,760

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Librarians (SOC Code: 25-4021)

Total Employed

6,900

Salary Range

$42,810 - $66,680

In Kentucky, a special education teacher's salary may range from $42,810 to $66,680. Kentucky is home to about six thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Louisville/Jefferson County690$58,940
Lexington, Fayette350$55,860
Bowling Green140$49,650
Elizabethtown, Fort Knox100$54,000
Owensboro90$52,130

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School) (SOC Code: 25-2052)

Special Education Teachers (Middle School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Louisville/Jefferson County350$58,600
Lexington, Fayette220$55,490
Owensboro60$52,730
Elizabethtown, Fort Knox50$57,770
Bowling Green40$48,620

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Middle School) (SOC Code: 25-2053)

Special Education Teachers (High School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Louisville/Jefferson County450$58,900
Lexington, Fayette210$56,290
Bowling Green80$52,640
Elizabethtown, Fort Knox80$56,170
Owensboro70$53,640

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (High School) (SOC Code: 25-2054)

Total Employed

140

Salary Range

$17,120 - $35,520

In Kentucky, a substitute teacher's salary may range from $17,120 to $35,520. Kentucky is home to about 140 substitute teachers. Read about what it takes to become a substitute teacher.

Substitute Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Louisville/Jefferson County580$25,940

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Substitute Teachers (SOC Code: 25-3098)

Total Employed

16,150

Salary Range

$21,520 - $37,640

In Kentucky, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $21,520 to $37,640. There are around sixteen thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Elizabethtown, Fort Knox780$25,810
Bowling Green580$25,150
Owensboro520$26,470
Louisville/Jefferson County3$29,140
Lexington, Fayette1$32,190

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Teacher Assistants (SOC Code: 25-9041)

Largest School Districts in Kentucky

School DistrictSchoolsTeachers
Jefferson County Public Schools1745,853
Fayette County Public Schools822,799
Boone County Schools241,216
Warren County Public Schools32887
Hardin County Schools29884
Kenton County School District25832
Bullitt County Public Schools25752
Oldham County High School27684
Daviess County Public Schools22682
Madison County Schools (Kentucky)22648
Christian County School District22574
Pike County Schools (Kentucky)23555
Laurel County Schools21537
Jessamine County Schools13502
Scott County High School15485
Henderson County School District14479
Pulaski County High School (Kentucky)15467
Hopkins County Schools18465
Shelby County High School (Kentucky)16431
Floyd County School District18401
Mccracken County High School17393
Muhlenberg County School District12380
Franklin County Public Schools14373
Clark County School District14365
Knox County Public Schools12327
Montgomery County Public Schools12313
Owensboro Independent School District12310
Carter County Schools14304
Whitley County Schools10301
Barren County Schools11292
Meade County School District11291
Campbell County Schools12290
Marshall County School District12285
Covington Independent School District11278
Graves County School District14269
Grayson County School District8269
Bowling Green Independent School District11259
Nelson County School District11257
Perry County School District13257
Clay County School District11254
Lincoln County School District10253
Harlan County School District11252
Johnson County School District12248
Ohio County School District10248
Boyd County School District13238
Woodford County School District8231
Anderson County School District8227
Grant County School District7225
Logan County School District6222
Letcher County School District10213

Data obtained from the Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey 2014

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