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 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 Secondary School Special Education Teachers in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,890
25th Percentile Wage
$45,920
50th Percentile Wage
$53,580
75th Percentile Wage
$60,470
90th Percentile Wage
$66,270

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 $66,270. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,890.

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 secondary school special education 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 secondary school special education teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201653,5801.31%5.92%
201552,8802.06%-
201451,7901.99%-
201350,7600.69%-
201250,410--

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 $48,140 to $57,460. The highest paying area for secondary school special education teachers in Kentucky is Louisville-Jefferson County with a median annual salary of $57,460. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Elizabethtown (mean annual salary $56,960). The lowest paying area is West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $48,140.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Louisville-Jefferson County
$57,460
Elizabethtown
$56,960
Lexington-Fayette
$55,120
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$53,790
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$52,800
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$51,970
Evansville
$51,570
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$48,140



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