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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

19,920

Salary Range

$43,000 - $64,190

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $43,000 to $64,190 a year in Kentucky. There are around nineteen thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Louisville, Jefferson County4,890$55,300
Lexington, Fayette2,180$49,990
Bowling Green600$47,100
Owensboro530$49,430
Elizabethtown460$50,810

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

Total Employed

1,240

Salary Range

$41,210 - $87,600

English teachers have a salary range between $41,210 to $87,600 a year in Kentucky, with over 1,240 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Louisville, Jefferson County280-
Lexington, Fayette230$57,750
Bowling Green100$54,140

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

12,580

Salary Range

$43,590 - $70,190

As a high school teacher in Kentucky you can expect to make between $43,590 - $70,190. 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
Louisville, Jefferson County3,730$55,980
Lexington, Fayette1,250$51,140
Bowling Green370$49,860
Elizabethtown320$54,060
Owensboro310$53,080

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

Total Employed

520

Salary Range

$49,850 - $100,500

In Kentucky, a history teacher's salary may range from $49,850 to $100,500. There are around 520 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Lexington, Fayette110-
Louisville, Jefferson County80-

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

Total Employed

1,810

Salary Range

$43,860 - $68,310

Kindergarten teachers in Kentucky, can earn between $43,860 to $68,310 a year. There are around a thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Louisville, Jefferson County610$56,590
Lexington, Fayette210$52,400
Owensboro60$49,670

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

Total Employed

43,670

Salary Range

$43,000 - $109,260

As a math teacher in Kentucky you can expect to make between $43,000 - $109,260. 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
Louisville, Jefferson County180$70,080
Lexington, Fayette170$74,940
Bowling Green70$69,740

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

Total Employed

1,990

Salary Range

$19,070 - $69,270

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $19,070 to $69,270 a year in Kentucky. Kentucky is home to about a thousand p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Louisville, Jefferson County840$35,480
Lexington, Fayette480$48,720
Bowling Green80$43,730
Owensboro40$29,790

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

Total Employed

2,460

Salary Range

$24,170 - $56,920

In Kentucky, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $24,170 to $56,920, with over 2,460 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Louisville, Jefferson County650$38,930
Lexington, Fayette380$30,860
Bowling Green70$34,280
Elizabethtown50$36,930
Owensboro40$44,760

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

Total Employed

4,180

Salary Range

$32,090 - $109,490

As a school administrator in Kentucky you can expect to make between $32,090 - $109,490. 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 County100$41,080
Lexington, Fayette40$37,840

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
Louisville, Jefferson County1,050$91,820
Lexington, Fayette310$84,650
Elizabethtown100$82,930
Owensboro100$83,540
Bowling Green80$78,320

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

3,030

Salary Range

$40,760 - $77,590

School counselors in Kentucky, can earn between $40,760 to $77,590 a year, with over 3,030 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Louisville, Jefferson County850$59,550
Lexington, Fayette270$53,950
Bowling Green140$45,410
Elizabethtown110$57,890
Owensboro60$58,390

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

2,230

Salary Range

$46,520 - $74,010

School librarians have a salary range between $46,520 to $74,010 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 County490$57,500
Lexington, Fayette300$58,530
Owensboro100$52,550
Bowling Green90$52,630
Elizabethtown50$56,080

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

Total Employed

7,160

Salary Range

$40,360 - $65,570

In Kentucky, a special education teacher's salary may range from $40,360 to $65,570. Kentucky is home to about seven thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Louisville, Jefferson County920$56,390
Lexington, Fayette310$50,480
Elizabethtown120$49,210
Owensboro100$49,100

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 County490$54,190
Lexington, Fayette190$51,640
Elizabethtown60$49,380
Owensboro60$50,820

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 County620$55,460
Lexington, Fayette200$52,590
Elizabethtown80$51,560
Owensboro80$50,250

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

Total Employed

100

Salary Range

$18,800 - $35,840

In Kentucky, a substitute teacher's salary may range from $18,800 to $35,840. Kentucky is home to about 100 substitute teachers. Read about what it takes to become a substitute teacher.

Substitute Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Louisville, Jefferson County560$21,700

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

Total Employed

17,700

Salary Range

$21,190 - $36,020

In Kentucky, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $21,190 to $36,020. There are around seventeen thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Louisville, Jefferson County4,430$28,650
Lexington, Fayette1,800$30,650
Elizabethtown600$25,240
Owensboro550$25,090
Bowling Green510$24,260

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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