May 9, 2022

‘Distressing.’ Kentucky drops from 32 to 36 in State Rankings for Average Teacher Pay

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Kentucky’s education commissioner on Monday said it was “distressing” that the state-by-state rank of average salary for public teachers dropped Kentucky from 32 in the nation to 36, with the average salary being $56,912. The data comes from National Education Association research. The national average salary for teachers is $67,507, according to a Kentucky Education Association news release. Kentucky educators and school support workers were the only state employees who did not receive an across-the-board raise in this year’s budget, the release said.