Secondary School Teacher, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education amongst 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,430
25th Percentile Wage
$46,230
50th Percentile Wage
$54,940
75th Percentile Wage
$62,740
90th Percentile Wage
$74,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $74,220. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,430.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$54,940
1.97% 6.68%
2016
$53,860
1.52% -
2015
$53,040
1.81% -
2014
$52,080
0.46% -
2013
$51,840
1.10% -
2012
$51,270
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education in state of Kentucky ranges from $52,050 to $59,370. The highest paying area for secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education in Kentucky is Elizabethtown with a median annual salary of $59,370. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Louisville-Jefferson County (mean annual salary $59,260). The lowest paying area is Evansville with a median annual salary of $52,050.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Elizabethtown
$59,370
Louisville-Jefferson County
$59,260
Owensboro
$57,220
Lexington-Fayette
$56,380
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$53,710
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$53,000
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$52,880
Bowling Green
$52,600
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$52,300
Evansville
$52,050




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