Average Teacher Salary in Kentucky

The average teacher salary in Kentucky was $48,226.67 in 2009. This number represented an increase of 1.56 percent over the average teacher salaries in Kentucky reported the previous year: $47,485. Kentucky teacher salaries had already risen by 7.38 percent from the 2007 average of $44,220.

Between 2007 and 2009, teaching salaries in Kentucky rose by an overall 9.06 percent. This increase is far greater than the national average increase of 2.8 percent over the same time period.

Although they have increased significantly, teaching salaries in Kentucky remain such that the state is approximately at the mid-point in state teacher salary rankings. In 2007, Kentucky teacher salaries earned the state 30th place in the nation. The following year, the average teacher salary in Kentucky increased and the state’s ranking rose along with it to 23rd in the nation. In 2009, Kentucky teacher salaries placed the state at 27th in the country, which can be seen in the Kentucky teacher salary schedule below:

Average Salary Percent Change
Rank 2009 Rank 2008 Rank 2007 2008 to 2009 2007 to 2008 2007 to 2009
Kentucky 27 $48,226.67 23 $47,485.00 30 $44,220.00 1.56% 7.38% 9.06%

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Financial Data for Kentucky

State Spending on Teachers

  • Salary expenditure on all teachers (including home schoolers, special education, non-certified teachers): $2,477,698,439
  • Benefits expenditures for teachers: $765,049,635
  • Instructional expenditures for teaching supplies: $133,232,502
  • Total current instructional expenditures per student (teacher salary and curriculum): $5,535
  • Total current expenditures per student: $10,015

Revenue Per Student From Various Sources

  • State revenue per student: $5,643
  • Federal revenue per student: $1,067

State Sources of Revenue for Schools

  • Revenue by state property tax: $1,395,140,766
  • Revenue by local government property tax: $-1
  • Federal grants direct to local districts: $35,969,536
  • Federal grants through state: $658,117,175

Kentucky School Districts

School District Full Time Teachers Student to Teacher Ratio Contact Information
Adair County 174 15 to 1
1204 Greensburg St
Columbia, KY 42728
270-384-2476
Allen County 184 17 to 1
238 Blgn Rd
Scottsville, KY 42164
270-237-3181
Anchorage Independent 36 11 to 1
11400 Ridge Rd
Anchorage, KY 40223
502-245-8927
Anderson County 244 16 to 1
103 North Main
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
502-839-3406
Ashland Independent 201 16 to 1
1420 Central Ave
Ashland, KY 41101
606-327-2706
Augusta Independent 23 14 to 1
307 Bracken St
Augusta, KY 41002
606-756-2545
Ballard County 100 14 to 1
Route 1 3465 Paducah Rd
Barlow, KY 42024
270-665-8400
Barbourville Independent 34 19 to 1
140 School St
Barbourville, KY 40906
606-546-3120
Bardstown Independent 146 17 to 1
308 North 5th
Bardstown, KY 40004
502-331-8800
Barren County 288 16 to 1
202 West Washington St
Glasgow, KY 42141
270-651-3787
Bath County 135 15 to 1
405 West Main St
Owingsville, KY 40360
606-674-6314
Beechwood Independent 73 15 to 1
50 Beechwood Rd
Fort Mitchell, KY 41017
859-331-3250
Bell County 223 14 to 1
211 Virginia Ave
Pineville, KY 40977
606-337-7051
Bellevue Independent 50 16 to 1
219 Center St
Bellevue, KY 41073
859-261-2108
Berea Independent 71 16 to 1
3 Pirate Parkway
Berea, KY 40403
859-986-8446
Boone County 1,152 16 to 1
8330 Us 42
Florence, KY 41042
859-283-1003
Bourbon County 178 16 to 1
3343 Lexington Rd
Paris, KY 40361
859-987-2180
Bowling Green Independent 258 15 to 1
1211 Center St
Bowling Green, KY 42101
270-746-2200
Boyd County 252 14 to 1
1104 Bob Mccullough
Ashland, KY 41102
606-928-4141
Boyle County 190 14 to 1
352 North Danville By-pass
Danville, KY 40422
859-236-6634
Bracken County 77 16 to 1
348 West Miami St
Brooksville, KY 41004
606-735-2523
Breathitt County 173 13 to 1
420 Couroute St
Jackson, KY 41339
606-666-2491
Breckinridge County 158 17 to 1
86 Airporoute Rd
Hardinsburg, KY 40143
270-756-3000
Bullitt County 757 17 to 1
1040 Hw44e
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
502-543-2271
Burgin Independent 32 14 to 1
140 Burgin
Burgin, KY 40310
859-748-4000
Butler County 135 16 to 1
203 North Tyler St
Morgantown, KY 42261
270-526-5624
Caldwell County 133 15 to 1
612 West Washington St
Princeton, KY 42445
270-365-8000
Calloway County 208 16 to 1
2110 College Farm Rd
Murray, KY 42071
270-762-7300
Campbell County 301 16 to 1
101 Orchard
Alexandria, KY 41001
859-635-2173
Campbellsville Independent 86 13 to 1
136 South Columbia
Campbellsville, KY 42718
270-465-4162
Carlisle County 62 13 to 1
Route 1 Hwy 1377
Bardwel, KY 42023
270-628-5476
Carroll County School District 119 17 to 1
813 Hawkins St
Carrollton, KY 41008
502-732-7070
Carter County 344 15 to 1
228 South Carol Malone
Grayson, KY 41143
606-474-6696
Casey County 167 15 to 1
1922 North Us 127
Liberty, KY 42539
606-787-6941
Caverna Independent 58 14 to 1
1102 North Dixie
Cave City, KY 42127
270-773-2530
Christian County 602 15 to 1
200 Glass St
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
270-887-1300
Clark County 367 15 to 1
1600 West Lexington
Winchester, KY 40391
859-744-4545
Clay County 290 13 to 1
128 Richmond Rd
Manchester, KY 40962
606-598-2168
Clinton County 117 15 to 1
Route 4 Box 100
Albany, KY 42602
606-387-6480
Cloverport Independent 21 16 to 1
214 West Main St
Cloverport, KY 40111
270-788-3910
Corbin Independent 154 17 to 1
108 East Center St
Corbin, KY 40701
606-528-1303
Covington Independent 296 13 to 1
25 East 7th St
Covington, KY 41011
859-392-1000
Crittenden County 81 17 to 1
W Elm St
Marion, KY 42064
270-965-3525
Cumberland County 76 13 to 1
810 North Main St
Burkesville, KY 42717
270-864-3377
Danville Independent 137 13 to 1
359 Proctor St
Danville, KY 40422
859-936-8500
Daviess County 712 16 to 1
1622 Southeastern Pkwy
Owensboro, KY 42304
270-852-7000
Dawson Springs Independent 47 14 to 1
118 East Arcadia Ave
Dawson, KY 42408
270-797-3811
Dayton Independent 66 15 to 1
200 Clay St
Dayton, KY 41074
859-491-6565
East Bernstadt Independent 31 18 to 1
229 School St
East Bernstadt, KY 40729
606-843-7373
Edmonson County 136 15 to 1
100 High School Rd
Brownsville, KY 42210
270-597-2101
Elizabethtown Independent 146 16 to 1
219 Helm St
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
270-765-6146
Elliott County 85 14 to 1
Main St
Sandy Hook, KY 41171
606-738-8002
Eminence Independent 42 17 to 1
114 South Penn Ave
Eminence, KY 40019
502-845-4788
Erlanger-elsmere Independent 148 17 to 1
500 Graves Ave
Erlanger, KY 41018
859-727-2009
Estill County 163 15 to 1
253 Main St
Irvine, KY 40336
606-723-2181
Fairview Independent 51 16 to 1
2127 Main St
Ashland, KY 41102
606-324-3877
Fayette County 2,648 14 to 1
701 East Main St
Lexington, KY 40502
859-381-4000
Fleming County 154 15 to 1
211 West Water St
Flemingsburg, KY 41041
606-845-5851
Floyd County School District 418 15 to 1
106 North Front Ave
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
606-886-2354
Fort Thomas Independent 150 17 to 1
28 North Ft Thomas Ave
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
859-781-3333
Frankfort Independent 66 12 to 1
315 Steele St
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-875-8661
Franklin County 387 16 to 1
916 East Main St
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-695-6700
Fulton County School District 49 13 to 1
2780 Moscow Ave
Hickman, KY 42050
270-236-3923
Fulton Independent 36 13 to 1
313 Main St
Fulton, KY 42041
270-472-1553
Gallatin County 104 15 to 1
600 Main St
Warsaw, KY 41095
859-567-2828
Garrard County 182 15 to 1
322 West Maplacee
Lancaster, KY 40444
859-792-3018
Glasgow Independent 138 14 to 1
1108 Cleveland Ave
Glasgow, KY 42142
270-651-6757
Grant County 223 17 to 1
505 South Main St
Williamstown, KY 41097
859-824-3323
Graves County 299 16 to 1
2290 State Route 121 North
Mayfield, KY 42066
270-247-2656
Grayson County 281 15 to 1
909 Brandenburg Rd
Leitchfield, KY 42754
270-259-4011
Green County 116 15 to 1
206 West Couroute St
Greensburg, KY 42743
270-932-5231
Greenup County 203 16 to 1
8000 Us 23 North
Greenup, KY 41144
606-473-9819
Hancock County School District 108 16 to 1
83 State Route 271 North
Hawesville, KY 42348
270-927-6914
Hardin County 876 16 to 1
65 W.a. Jenkins Rd
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
270-769-8800
Harlan County 278 16 to 1
251 Ball Park Rd
Harlan, KY 40831
606-573-4330
Harlan Independent 60 14 to 1
420 East Central St
Harlan, KY 40831
606-573-8700
Harrison County 192 17 to 1
324 Webster Ave
Cynthiana, KY 41031
859-234-7110
Hart County School District 176 14 to 1
511 West Union St
Munfordville, KY 42765
270-524-2631
Hazard Independent 66 15 to 1
325 Brdway
Hazard, KY 41701
606-436-3911
Henderson County 445 16 to 1
1805 2nd St
Henderson, KY 42420
270-831-5000
Henry County 136 17 to 1
326 South Main St
New Castle, KY 40050
502-845-8600
Hickman County 57 14 to 1
416 Waterfield Dr
Clinton, KY 42031
270-653-2341
Hopkins County 490 15 to 1
320 South Seminary
Madisonville, KY 42431
270-825-6000
Jackson County 160 14 to 1
Hwy 421
Mckee, KY 40447
606-287-7181
Jackson Independent 27 15 to 1
940 Highland Ave
Jackson, KY 41339
606-666-4979
Jefferson County 6,144 16 to 1
3332 Newburg Rd
Louisville, KY 40232
502-485-3011
Jenkins Independent 45 12 to 1
9409 Hwy 805
Jenkins, KY 41537
606-832-2183
Jessamine County 507 15 to 1
501 East Maplacee
Nicholasville, KY 40356
859-885-4179
Johnson County School District 279 14 to 1
253 North Mayo
Paintsville, KY 41240
606-789-2530
Kenton County 792 18 to 1
20 Kenton Lands
Erlanger, KY 41018
859-344-8888
Kentucky School For The Blind not available not available
1867 Fkforoute Ave
Louisville, KY 40206
502-897-1583
Kentucky School For The Deaf not available not available
2nd St
Danville, KY 4238
859-239-7017
Knott County 169 15 to 1
Route 160
Hindman, KY 41822
606-785-3153
Knox County 341 14 to 1
200 Daniel Boone
Barbourville, KY 40906
606-546-3157
Larue County 152 16 to 1
2375 Lincoln Farm Rd
Hodgenville, KY 42748
270-358-4111
Laurel County 541 17 to 1
275 South Laurel Rd
London, KY 40744
606-862-4600
Lawrence County 170 15 to 1
Hwy 644
Louisa, KY 41230
606-638-9671
Lee County 75 15 to 1
58 Center St
Beattyville, KY 41311
606-464-5000
Leslie County 121 16 to 1
108 Maplacee St
Hyden, KY 41749
606-672-2397
Letcher County 225 15 to 1
224 Parks St
Whitesburg, KY 41858
606-633-4455
Lewis County 166 15 to 1
520 Placeummer Ln
Vanceburg, KY 41179
606-796-2811
Lincoln County School District 306 13 to 1
305 Danville Ave
Stanford, KY 40484
606-365-2124
Livingston County 93 14 to 1
127 East Adair St
Smithland, KY 42081
270-928-2111
Logan County 245 15 to 1
2222 Bowling Green Rd
Russellville, KY 42276
270-726-2436
Ludlow Independent 55 16 to 1
525 Elm St
Ludlow, KY 41016
859-261-8210
Lyon County 62 15 to 1
217 Jenkins Rd
Eddyville, KY 42038
270-388-9715
Madison County 687 16 to 1
550 South Keeneland Dr
Richmond, KY 40475
859-624-4500
Magoffin County 173 14 to 1
Gardner Tr
Salyersville, KY 41465
606-349-6117
Marion County 212 15 to 1
755 East Main St
Lebanon, KY 40033
270-692-3721
Marshall County 316 15 to 1
86 High School Rd
Benton, KY 42025
270-527-8628
Martin County 145 16 to 1
Route 40
Inez, KY 41224
606-298-3572
Mason County 199 14 to 1
2nd And Limestone
Maysville, KY 41056
606-564-5563
Mayfield Independent 103 15 to 1
709 South 8th St
Mayfiel, KY 42066
270-247-3868
Mccracken County 414 17 to 1
260 Bleich Rd
Paducah, KY 42003
270-744-4000
Mccreary County 214 15 to 1
120 Raider Way
Stearns, KY 42647
606-376-2591
Mclean County 115 15 to 1
283 Main St
Calhoun, KY 42327
270-273-5257
Meade County 290 17 to 1
1155 Old Ekron Rd
Brandenburg, KY 40108
270-422-7500
Menifee County 79 14 to 1
Back St
Frenchburg, KY 40322
606-768-8002
Mercer County 218 15 to 1
961 Moberly Rd
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
859-734-4364
Metcalfe County 108 16 to 1
1007 West Stockton
Edmonton, KY 42129
270-432-3171
Middlesboro Independent 123 12 to 1
220 North 20th St
Middlesboro, KY 40965
606-242-8800
Monroe County 133 15 to 1
1209 North Main St
Tompkinsville, KY 42167
270-487-5456
Montgomery County 289 16 to 1
212 North Maysville
Mount Sterling, KY 40353
859-497-8760
Monticello Independent 58 14 to 1
132 College St
Monticello, KY 42633
606-348-5311
Morgan County 152 14 to 1
496 Prestonsburg St
West Liberty, KY 41472
606-743-8002
Muhlenberg County 368 14 to 1
510 West Main St
Greenville, KY 42345
270-338-2871
Murray Independent 103 14 to 1
208 South 13th St
Murray, KY 42071
270-753-4363
Nelson County 285 17 to 1
1200 Cardinal
Bardstown, KY 40004
502-349-7000
Newport Independent 156 13 to 1
301 East 8th St
Newport, KY 41071
859-292-3004
Nicholas County 83 15 to 1
395 West Main St
Carlisle, KY 40311
859-289-3770
Ohio County 250 16 to 1
315 East Union St
Hartford, KY 42347
270-298-3249
Oldham County 710 17 to 1
1350 North Hwy 393
Buckner, KY 40010
502-222-8880
Owen County 121 16 to 1
1600 Hwy 22e
Owenton, KY 40359
502-484-3934
Owensboro Independent 321 13 to 1
1335 West 11th St
Owensboro, KY 42302
270-686-1000
Owsley County 82 10 to 1
Couroute And Main
Booneville, KY 41314
606-593-6363
Paducah Independent 212 14 to 1
800 Caldwell St
Paducah, KY 42002
270-444-5600
Paintsville Independent 60 13 to 1
305 2nd St
Paintsville, KY 41240
606-789-2654
Paris Independent 57 14 to 1
310 West 7th St
Paris, KY 40361
859-987-2160
Pendleton County 179 15 to 1
2525 Hwy 27 North
Falmouth, KY 41040
859-654-6911
Perry County 300 15 to 1
315 Park Ave
Hazard, KY 41701
606-439-5814
Pike County 625 16 to 1
314 South Mayo Tr
Pikeville, KY 41501
606-432-7724
Pikeville Independent 86 15 to 1
401 North Mayo Tr
Pikeville, KY 41502
606-432-8161
Pineville Independent 42 14 to 1
401 Virginia Ave
Pineville, KY 40977
606-337-5701
Powell County 170 15 to 1
691 Breckinridge St
Stanton, KY 40380
606-663-3300
Pulaski County School District 522 16 to 1
501 University Dr
Somerset, KY 42502
606-679-1123
Raceland Independent 63 17 to 1
600 Ram Blvd
Raceland, KY 41169
606-836-2144
Robertson County 31 13 to 1
Main St
Mount Olivet, KY 41064
606-724-5431
Rockcastle County 195 16 to 1
245 Richmond St
Mount Vernon, KY 40456
606-256-2125
Rowan County 215 15 to 1
121 East Second St
Morehead, KY 40351
606-784-8928
Russell County 214 14 to 1
404 South Main St
Jamestown, KY 42629
270-343-3191
Russell Independent 131 17 to 1
409 Belfont St
Russell, KY 41169
606-836-9679
Russellville Independent 67 17 to 1
355 South Summer
Russellville, KY 42276
270-726-8405
Science Hill Independent 26 17 to 1
6007 North Hw 27
Science Hills, KY 42553
606-423-3341
Scott County 484 17 to 1
2168 Frankforoute Pk
Georgetown, KY 40324
502-863-3663
Shelby County 413 16 to 1
403 Washington St
Shelbyville, KY 40066
502-633-2375
Silver Grove Independent 24 11 to 1
101 West Third St
Silver Grove, KY 41085
859-441-3894
Simpson County 180 17 to 1
430 South College St
Franklin, KY 42135
270-586-8877
Somerset Independent 103 15 to 1
305 North College St
Somerset, KY 42502
606-679-4451
Southgate Independent 14 12 to 1
Wm Blatt And Evrgrn
Southgate, KY 41071
859-441-0743
Spencer County 149 19 to 1
207 West Main St
Taylorsville, KY 40071
502-477-3250
Taylor County School District 161 17 to 1
1209 East Brdway
Campbellsville, KY 42718
270-465-5371
Todd County 136 16 to 1
804 South Main
Elkton, KY 42220
270-265-2436
Trigg County 132 16 to 1
202 Main St
Cadiz, KY 42211
270-522-6075
Trimble County 96 16 to 1
68 Wentworth Ave
Bedford, KY 40006
502-255-3201
Union County School District 154 16 to 1
510 South Maroute St
Morganfield, KY 42437
270-389-1694
Walton Verona Independent 86 17 to 1
16 School Rd
Walton, KY 41094
859-485-4181
Warren County School District 810 16 to 1
303 Lover's Ln
Bowling Green, KY 42101
270-781-5150
Washington County 123 14 to 1
120 Mackville Hill
Springfield, KY 40069
859-336-5470
Wayne County School District 150 18 to 1
534 Albany Rd
Monticello, KY 42633
606-348-8484
Webster County School District 144 16 to 1
28 State Rt. 1340
Dixon, KY 42409
270-639-5083
West Point Independent 11 11 to 1
209 North 13th St
West Point, KY 40177
502-922-4797
Whitley County 340 14 to 1
116 North 4th
Williamsburg, KY 40769
606-549-7000
Williamsburg Independent 63 13 to 1
1000 Main St
Williamsburg, KY 40769
606-549-6044
Williamstown Independent 54 16 to 1
300 Helton
Williamstown, KY 41097
859-824-7144
Wolfe County 92 14 to 1
124 Main St
Campton, KY 41301
606-668-8002
Woodford County 241 17 to 1
330 Pisgah Pike
Versailles, KY 40383
859-873-4701