Preschool Teacher, Except Special Education Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for preschool teachers, except special education in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of preschool teachers, except special education among Kentucky 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 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,590
25th Percentile Wage
$25,060
50th Percentile Wage
$35,040
75th Percentile Wage
$47,020
90th Percentile Wage
$56,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool teachers, except special education in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $56,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,590.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.90
25th Percentile Wage
$12.05
50th Percentile Wage
$16.85
75th Percentile Wage
$22.61
90th Percentile Wage
$27.36

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for preschool teachers, except special education in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $27.36. The median hourly salary is $16.85. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.90.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of preschool teachers, except special education from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201635,040-7.42%15.24%
201537,6401.81%-
201436,9603.08%-
201335,82017.09%-
201229,700--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of preschool teachers, except special education in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of preschool teachers, except special education in state of Kentucky ranges from $24,710 to $50,500. The highest paying area for preschool teachers, except special education in Kentucky is Owensboro with a median annual salary of $50,500. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Elizabethtown (mean annual salary $49,770). The lowest paying area is Evansville with a median annual salary of $24,710.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Owensboro
$50,500
Elizabethtown
$49,770
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$43,180
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$41,420
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$40,020
Lexington-Fayette
$37,450
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$33,240
Bowling Green
$29,520
Louisville-Jefferson County
$28,370
Evansville
$24,710


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