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Teacher Assistant Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for teacher assistants in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of teacher assistants 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Teacher Assistants in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,900
25th Percentile Wage
$21,520
50th Percentile Wage
$25,100
75th Percentile Wage
$30,420
90th Percentile Wage
$37,640

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for teacher assistants in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $37,640. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $25,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,900.

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 teacher assistants 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 teacher assistants from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201625,1000.68%3.27%
201524,9301.72%-
201424,5000.78%-
201324,3100.12%-
201224,280--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Teacher Assistants in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of teacher assistants in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of teacher assistants in state of Kentucky ranges from $20,480 to $33,000. The highest paying area for teacher assistants in Kentucky is Lexington-Fayette with a median annual salary of $33,000. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Louisville-Jefferson County (mean annual salary $28,010). The lowest paying area is East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $20,480.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lexington-Fayette
$33,000
Louisville-Jefferson County
$28,010
Owensboro
$27,300
Elizabethtown
$24,880
Evansville
$24,690
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$24,620
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$24,270
Bowling Green
$23,790
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$22,900
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$20,480


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