Average Teacher Salary in Mercer County

The average teacher salary in Mercer County is $42,642.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $27,420 $14,640 $16,040 $20,330 $38,300 $49,990
Kindergarten $45,970 $35,050 $39,100 $45,800 $52,600 $58,680
Elementary $45,370 $34,650 $38,920 $45,310 $51,560 $57,940
Middle school $46,260 $34,870 $39,430 $46,210 $52,940 $59,120
High school $48,190 $35,250 $40,440 $48,170 $55,730 $62,710

How to Become a Teacher in Mercer County

To learn how to become a teacher in the Mercer County, read our how to become a teacher in Kentucky article. For average salary information, read our average teacher salary in Kentucky article.

General Facts

  • Staff: 486
  • Full time teachers: 218
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 12 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 45
  • Instructional Coordinators: 11
  • Elementary Teachers: 110
  • Kindergarten Teachers: 7
  • Pre-K Teachers: 5
  • High School Teachers: 61
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 3,246

Financial Statistics for Mercer County

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $8,028,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $19,019,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $2,233,000
  • Total revenue: $29,280,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $16,170,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $16,850,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $5,369,000
  • Expenditures per student: $232,000
  • Total expenditures: $32,699,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $1,705,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $2,267,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $2,000

Information on Schools within Mercer County

Elementary Schools within the Mercer County

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Evan Harlow Elementary School
530 Perryville Rd
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
859-733-7020
  • Total: 652
  • Pre-k: 68
  • Kindergarten: 77
  • 1st grade: 74
  • 2nd grade: 75
  • 3rd grade: 73
  • 4th grade: 55
  • 5th grade: 230
15 to 1 45 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Mercer County Elementary School
741 Tapp Rd
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
859-733-7040
  • Total: 836
  • Kindergarten: 167
  • 1st grade: 162
  • 2nd grade: 158
  • 3rd grade: 160
  • 4th grade: 189
14 to 1 58 Kindergarten 4th Grade

Middle Schools within the Mercer County

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Kenneth D King Middle School
1101 Moberly Rd
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
859-733-7060
  • Total: 739
  • 6th grade: 246
  • 7th grade: 228
  • 8th grade: 265
16 to 1 46 6th Grade 8th Grade

High Schools within the Mercer County

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Mercer County 9th Grade Academy
441 East Lexington St
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
859-733-7100
  • Total: 273
  • 9th grade: 273
16 to 1 17 9th Grade 9th Grade
Mercer County Senior High School
1124 Moberly Rd
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
859-733-7160
  • Total: 723
  • 10th grade: 265
  • 11th grade: 239
  • 12th grade: 219
16 to 1 47 10th Grade 12th Grade

Other Schools within the Mercer County (Alternative, Special Education)

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Harrodsburg Day Treatment Center Alternative School
371 East Lexington St
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
859-734-8445
  • Total: 23
  • 6th grade: 1
  • 7th grade: 2
  • 8th grade: 2
  • 9th grade: 9
  • 10th grade: 3
  • 11th grade: 3
  • 12th grade: 3
8 to 1 3 6th Grade 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $19,138
  • Median family income: $49,032
  • Median male income: $28,246
  • Median female income: $16,800
  • Median income of a renter: $29,052
  • Median income of a home owner: $44,102
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    640 715 835 1,010 215