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Kindergarten Teachers in Kentucky

Is Kentucky a good place for you to work as a Kindergarten Teacher?

5.9% Jobs Projection
$54,630 Median Salary
250 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Kindergarten Teachers in Kentucky are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Kindergarten Teachers in Kentucky is growing faster than average.

  • Kindergarten Teachers in Kentucky earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Kindergarten Teachers Work in Kentucky?

In Kentucky, there were 2,500 people working as Kindergarten Teachers in the year 2018.

There were 2,540 Kindergarten Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Kindergarten Teachers in KY Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,500 Kindergarten Teachers working in it, which means Kentucky has more Kindergarten Teachers than average.

Kindergarten Teachers in KY vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Kindergarten Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 5.9% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.0%.

Job Projections for Kindergarten Teachers: Nation vs. KY

Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 250 annual job openings, and 2,520 total jobs in 2026 for Kindergarten Teachers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 16,700 annual jobs and 166,700 total jobs in 2026.

What do Kindergarten Teachers Make in Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Kindergarten Teachers ranged from $39,450 to $71,730 with $54,630 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in Kentucky is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Kindergarten Teachers Earnings: KY vs. National Average

Top Kentucky Metros for Kindergarten Teachers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Kindergarten Teachers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 720 $50,030
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 630 $60,900
Lexington-Fayette, KY 300 $55,310
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 200 $44,540
Owensboro, KY 90 $49,640
Evansville, IN-KY 90 $47,840
Bowling Green, KY 80 $55,510
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 80 $54,680

Top States for Kindergarten Teachers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Kindergarten Teachers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 15,050 $55,930
California 11,580 $67,670
Florida 10,680 $49,680
Washington 7,870 $63,350
New York 6,120 $73,430
New Jersey 5,120 $63,640
Georgia 4,720 $53,730
Illinois 4,630 $54,270
Virginia 4,010 $60,540
Colorado 3,630 $47,750
Tennessee 3,460 $48,410
Minnesota 3,440 $58,140
Pennsylvania 3,350 $60,220
North Carolina 3,320 $45,810
Arizona 3,040 $43,520
Massachusetts 3,020 $72,990
Ohio 2,890 $58,500
Maryland 2,610 $64,460
Kentucky 2,500 $54,630
South Carolina 2,120 $51,480

Below are the states where Kindergarten Teachers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Connecticut $77,420
New York $73,430
Massachusetts $72,990
Oregon $71,500
Rhode Island $68,750
California $67,670
Maryland $64,460
New Jersey $63,640
Washington $63,350
Alaska $62,140

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Occupation KY Employment Total
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 3,950

References

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