Teachers seeking employment in Kentucky can expect to be paid a salary that ranks at mid level when compared to the rest of the nation. The AFT has placed Kentucky at 30th when compared to salaries of teachers from other places around the country. Beginning teachers may even fare a bit better overall, with their average salary ranking at 29th in the nation. Many rural areas in Kentucky are struggling to find teachers to meet their demand, and those willing to teach in those areas may have an easy time finding employment, especially in high demand fields like math and science. Teachers should also be aware that the cost of living in Kentucky is lower than many surrounding states, which may make a smaller salary go further.

Average Teacher Salaries in Kentucky

Salaries are from the 2006-2007 Jefferson County Public School District in Kentucky and represent entry level pay.

  • Average Teacher Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): $32,981
  • Average Teacher Salary (Master’s Degree): $37,931
  • Average Teacher Salary (PhD): $45,022

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