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 amongst 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,880
25th Percentile Wage
$53,140
50th Percentile Wage
$72,020
75th Percentile Wage
$92,010
90th Percentile Wage
$104,680

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 $104,680. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $72,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,880.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201672,0201.72%20.54%
201570,780-0.49%-
201471,13016.18%-
201359,6204.01%-
201257,230--

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 $56,700 to $76,440. 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 $76,440. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $73,120). The lowest paying area is West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $56,700.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$76,440
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$73,120
Louisville-Jefferson County
$63,080
Evansville
$60,850
Lexington-Fayette
$57,310
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$56,700


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