Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers 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 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,560
25th Percentile Wage
$45,450
50th Percentile Wage
$53,310
75th Percentile Wage
$60,750
90th Percentile Wage
$68,240

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $68,240. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,560.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$53,310
1.97% 7.07%
2016
$52,260
0.42% -
2015
$52,040
1.86% -
2014
$51,070
1.63% -
2013
$50,240
1.39% -
2012
$49,540
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in state of Kentucky ranges from $49,160 to $59,070. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Kentucky is Louisville-Jefferson County with a median annual salary of $59,070. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Elizabethtown (mean annual salary $57,280). The lowest paying area is Evansville with a median annual salary of $49,160.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Louisville-Jefferson County
$59,070
Elizabethtown
$57,280
Lexington-Fayette
$56,830
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$53,760
Owensboro
$52,850
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$52,690
Bowling Green
$50,770
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$50,190
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$49,810
Evansville
$49,160




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