How Much do Preschool Teachers Make in Kentucky?

Do preschool teachers in Kentucky make a lot of money? What is the average pay for Kentucky preschool teachers?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, preschool teachers in Kentucky earn an average of $34,730 a year, equivalent to $16.70 an hour.

This is almost exactly the same as preschool teachers nationwide, but it is 21% less than the typical Kentucky worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Kentucky Preschool Teacher Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $27.94 $58,120
75th $22.01 $45,790
50th $14.42 $29,990
25th $10.58 $22,000
10th $8.90 $18,520
Kentucky Preschool Teachers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Bowling Green $15.99 $33,270
Elizabeth $17.90 $37,240
Lexington $17.30 $35,980
Louisville $14.47 $30,090
Owensboro $20.75 $43,150
Kentucky Preschool Teacher Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $16.70 $34,730
2018 $16.18 $33,650
2017 $17.00 $35,360
2016 $17.57 $36,550
2015 $18.24 $37,930
2014 $18.11 $37,670
2013 $17.67 $36,750
2012 $15.87 $33,010
2011 $14.13 $29,400