Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teacher Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers among Kentucky metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,060
25th Percentile Wage
$51,400
50th Percentile Wage
$68,530
75th Percentile Wage
$88,460
90th Percentile Wage
$101,490

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $101,490. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $68,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,060.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$68,530
-5.09% 16.49%
2016
$72,020
1.72% -
2015
$70,780
-0.49% -
2014
$71,130
16.18% -
2013
$59,620
4.01% -
2012
$57,230
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in state of Kentucky ranges from $52,890 to $75,080. The highest paying area for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in Kentucky is West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $75,080. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $62,170). The lowest paying area is South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $52,890.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$75,080
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$62,170
Evansville
$60,850
Lexington-Fayette
$57,310
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$56,700
Louisville-Jefferson County
$55,230
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$52,890




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