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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

19,270

Salary Range

$44,600 - $66,710

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $44,600 to $66,710 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
Bowling Green 700 $49,830
Elizabethtown, Fort Knox 570 $53,910
Owensboro 500 $54,110
Lexington, Fayette 2,150 $58,910

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

Total Employed

760

Salary Range

$46,750 - $108,300

English teachers have a salary range between $46,750 to $108,300 a year in Kentucky, with over 760 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Lexington, Fayette 80 -

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

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Total Employed

12,280

Salary Range

$46,400 - $73,270

As a high school teacher in Kentucky you can expect to make between $46,400 - $73,270. 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 440 $53,590
Elizabethtown, Fort Knox 400 $58,250
Owensboro 340 $58,400
Lexington, Fayette 1,250 $59,270

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

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Total Employed

290

Salary Range

$51,560 - $87,450

In Kentucky, a history teacher's salary may range from $51,560 to $87,450. There are around 290 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

Total Employed

2,390

Salary Range

$46,220 - $68,350

Kindergarten teachers in Kentucky, can earn between $46,220 to $68,350 a year. There are around two thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Bowling Green 80 $53,780
Elizabethtown, Fort Knox 80 $54,780
Owensboro 80 $53,320
Lexington, Fayette 280 $58,290

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

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Total Employed

42,540

Salary Range

$44,600 - $101,010

As a math teacher in Kentucky you can expect to make between $44,600 - $101,010. 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 50 $73,030

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

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Total Employed

2,260

Salary Range

$21,280 - $64,530

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $21,280 to $64,530 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
Bowling Green 70 $63,180
Lexington, Fayette 510 $56,440
Elizabethtown, Fort Knox - $28,120

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

Total Employed

3,930

Salary Range

$22,000 - $58,120

In Kentucky, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $22,000 to $58,120, with over 3,930 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Lexington, Fayette 630 $35,980
Elizabethtown, Fort Knox 60 $37,240
Owensboro 60 $43,150
Bowling Green 110 $33,270

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

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Total Employed

4,810

Salary Range

$29,030 - $107,580

As a school administrator in Kentucky you can expect to make between $29,030 - $107,580. 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
Lexington, Fayette 60 $36,370

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 440 $100,050
Elizabethtown, Fort Knox 130 $86,580
Bowling Green 120 $81,180
Owensboro 100 $89,410

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

3,360

Salary Range

$41,130 - $79,930

School counselors in Kentucky, can earn between $41,130 to $79,930 a year, with over 3,360 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Owensboro 70 $61,390
Lexington, Fayette 320 $65,390
Bowling Green 210 -
Elizabethtown, Fort Knox 110 $67,140

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

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Total Employed

4,650

Salary Range

$44,890 - $72,610

In Kentucky, a special education teacher's salary may range from $44,890 to $72,610. Kentucky is home to about four thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Lexington, Fayette 470 $58,670
Owensboro 180 $55,540
Elizabethtown, Fort Knox 120 $55,290
Bowling Green 110 $50,880

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

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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