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Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in Kentucky

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Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in Kentucky

Is Kentucky a good place for you to work as a Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teacher?

5.1% Jobs Projection
$53,850 Median Salary
230 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in Kentucky is growing faster than average.

  • Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in Kentucky earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers Work in Kentucky?

There were approximately 3,250 workers employed as Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in this state in 2018.

There were 3,120 Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 130 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in KY Employment Trend

The typical state has 2,100 Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers working in it, which means Kentucky has more Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers than average.

Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in KY vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 5.1% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.4%.

Job Projections for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers: Nation vs. KY

Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 230 annual job openings, and 3,120 total jobs in 2026 for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 15,000 annual jobs and 202,800 total jobs in 2026.

What do Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers Make in Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers ranged from $40,150 to $69,740 with $53,850 being the median annual salary.

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

Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers Earnings: KY vs. National Average

Top Kentucky Metros for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,320 $59,570
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 710 $59,380
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 450 $44,970
Lexington-Fayette, KY 380 $57,970
Evansville, IN-KY 190 $50,400
Bowling Green, KY 140 $51,860
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 120 $53,520
Owensboro, KY 100 $53,980

Top States for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers Employment

View the list below to see where most Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 18,790 $72,570
California 15,230 $78,850
Texas 13,470 $57,480
New Jersey 12,110 $65,700
Illinois 9,670 $60,650
Ohio 7,160 $55,080
North Carolina 7,080 $46,630
Massachusetts 6,490 $72,260
Pennsylvania 6,010 $64,380
Virginia 5,870 $62,740
Georgia 5,180 $54,520
Florida 5,020 $60,230
Minnesota 4,600 $60,790
Washington 4,570 $65,680
Tennessee 4,180 $51,150
Louisiana 3,990 $49,700
Maryland 3,970 $61,730
Colorado 3,510 $51,200
Kentucky 3,250 $53,850
Indiana 3,210 $50,900

Below are the states where Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $78,850
District of Columbia $78,050
Connecticut $77,360
Oregon $75,830
Rhode Island $72,950
New York $72,570
Massachusetts $72,260
Alaska $72,050
Michigan $66,240
New Jersey $65,700

Discover similar careers:

Occupation KY Employment Total
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 2,280
Special Education Teachers, Middle School 1,430
Special Education Teachers 510
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 140

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