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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 Green 790 $47,970
Owensboro 500 $51,000
Elizabethtown, Fort Knox 490 $54,870
Louisville/Jefferson County 4 $58,280
Lexington, Fayette 2 $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, Fayette 190 $66,260
Louisville/Jefferson County 150 $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 Green 500 $50,140
Owensboro 330 $55,980
Elizabethtown, Fort Knox 310 $58,320
Louisville/Jefferson County 3 $58,360
Lexington, Fayette 1 $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, Fayette 50 -
Louisville/Jefferson County 50 $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 County 600 $59,970
Lexington, Fayette 280 $53,280
Bowling Green 90 $50,030
Owensboro 90 $48,350
Elizabethtown, Fort Knox 80 $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, Fayette 140 $76,630
Louisville/Jefferson County 140 $66,940
Bowling Green 50 $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 County 780 $32,140
Lexington, Fayette 560 $44,880
Bowling Green 100 $55,110
Elizabethtown, Fort Knox 60 $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 County 880 $32,150
Lexington, Fayette 490 $37,700
Bowling Green 130 $33,000
Elizabethtown, Fort Knox 50 $47,040
Owensboro 40 $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 County 120 $51,070
Lexington, Fayette 60 $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, Fayette 360 $87,740
Bowling Green 130 $77,740
Elizabethtown, Fort Knox 130 $84,790
Owensboro 100 $86,510
Louisville/Jefferson County 1 $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 County 990 $58,970
Lexington, Fayette 430 $54,700
Bowling Green 220 $49,450
Elizabethtown, Fort Knox 120 $64,540
Owensboro 80 $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 County 460 $62,200
Lexington, Fayette 340 $57,730
Bowling Green 120 $51,710
Owensboro 90 $52,570
Elizabethtown, Fort Knox 50 $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 County 690 $58,940
Lexington, Fayette 350 $55,860
Bowling Green 140 $49,650
Elizabethtown, Fort Knox 100 $54,000
Owensboro 90 $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 County 350 $58,600
Lexington, Fayette 220 $55,490
Owensboro 60 $52,730
Elizabethtown, Fort Knox 50 $57,770
Bowling Green 40 $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 County 450 $58,900
Lexington, Fayette 210 $56,290
Bowling Green 80 $52,640
Elizabethtown, Fort Knox 80 $56,170
Owensboro 70 $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 County 580 $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 Knox 780 $25,810
Bowling Green 580 $25,150
Owensboro 520 $26,470
Louisville/Jefferson County 3 $29,140
Lexington, Fayette 1 $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 District Schools Teachers
Jefferson County Public Schools 174 5,853
Fayette County Public Schools 82 2,799
Boone County Schools 24 1,216
Warren County Public Schools 32 887
Hardin County Schools 29 884
Kenton County School District 25 832
Bullitt County Public Schools 25 752
Oldham County High School 27 684
Daviess County Public Schools 22 682
Madison County Schools (Kentucky) 22 648
Christian County School District 22 574
Pike County Schools (Kentucky) 23 555
Laurel County Schools 21 537
Jessamine County Schools 13 502
Scott County High School 15 485
Henderson County School District 14 479
Pulaski County High School (Kentucky) 15 467
Hopkins County Schools 18 465
Shelby County High School (Kentucky) 16 431
Floyd County School District 18 401
Mccracken County High School 17 393
Muhlenberg County School District 12 380
Franklin County Public Schools 14 373
Clark County School District 14 365
Knox County Public Schools 12 327
Montgomery County Public Schools 12 313
Owensboro Independent School District 12 310
Carter County Schools 14 304
Whitley County Schools 10 301
Barren County Schools 11 292
Meade County School District 11 291
Campbell County Schools 12 290
Marshall County School District 12 285
Covington Independent School District 11 278
Graves County School District 14 269
Grayson County School District 8 269
Bowling Green Independent School District 11 259
Nelson County School District 11 257
Perry County School District 13 257
Clay County School District 11 254
Lincoln County School District 10 253
Harlan County School District 11 252
Johnson County School District 12 248
Ohio County School District 10 248
Boyd County School District 13 238
Woodford County School District 8 231
Anderson County School District 8 227
Grant County School District 7 225
Logan County School District 6 222
Letcher County School District 10 213

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

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