Secondary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for secondary 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 secondary school special education 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Secondary School Special Education Teachers in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,810
25th Percentile Wage
$46,310
50th Percentile Wage
$54,360
75th Percentile Wage
$61,190
90th Percentile Wage
$68,940

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for secondary 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 $68,940. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,810.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$54,360
1.43% 7.27%
2016
$53,580
1.31% -
2015
$52,880
2.06% -
2014
$51,790
1.99% -
2013
$50,760
0.69% -
2012
$50,410
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Secondary School Special Education Teachers in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of secondary school special education teachers in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of secondary school special education teachers in state of Kentucky ranges from $48,850 to $58,150. The highest paying area for secondary school special education teachers in Kentucky is Louisville-Jefferson County with a median annual salary of $58,150. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Elizabethtown (mean annual salary $57,040). The lowest paying area is West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $48,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Louisville-Jefferson County
$58,150
Elizabethtown
$57,040
Lexington-Fayette
$56,730
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$54,620
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$53,500
Owensboro
$53,410
Bowling Green
$53,250
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$53,010
Evansville
$52,660
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$48,850




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