Average Nurse Educator Salary in Kentucky

Nurse educators in Kentucky earn an average of $65,119 per year (or $31.31 per hour).

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23% lower than the national average
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Kentucky nurse educators earn 23% lower than the national average salary for nurse educators, at $84,768 (or $40.75 per hour).

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Nurse educator salary range in Kentucky

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $79,787 $38
75th Percentile $74,579 $35
Median $60,492 $29
25th Percentile $57,742 $27

80% of Kentucky nurse educators earn between $46,472 and $79,787.

Cost-of-living adjusted nurse educator salary in Kentucky

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Kentucky nurse educators earn about $72,516 per year. Cost-of-living in Kentucky is 10% lower than the national average, meaning they face lower prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Kentucky for nurse educators

Jeffersontown, KY $67,782 per year

Kentucky nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where nurse educators are paid the highest is Jeffersontown, where the average nurse educators salary is $67,782 and 15,200 registered nurses are currently employed.

Nurse educators salaries in other states

California $130,735 per year
Oregon $102,423 per year
Massachusetts $114,817 per year
Washington $99,750 per year
New York $93,320 per year
Nevada $95,733 per year
New Jersey $84,593 per year
Connecticut $97,976 per year
Minnesota $88,567 per year
Maryland $84,813 per year

How much do other nurses get paid in Kentucky?

Trauma Nurse $87,641 per year
Renal Nurse $79,264 per year
OR Nurse $75,025 per year
Dialysis Nurse $74,393 per year
ICU Nurse $74,271 per year
Oncology Nurse $73,374 per year
Correctional Care Nurse $73,038 per year
Ambulatory Nurse $71,081 per year
Cardiac Care Nurse $70,419 per year
PACU Nurse $70,419 per year

At a $65,119 average annual salary, nurse educators in Kentucky tend to earn less than trauma nurses ($87,641), renal nurses ($79,264), OR nurses ($75,025), dialysis nurses ($74,393), ICU nurses ($74,271), oncology nurses ($73,374), correctional care nurses ($73,038), ambulatory nurses ($71,081), cardiac care nurses ($70,419), and PACU nurses ($70,419).

More about nurse educators

A nurse educator teaches others about the field of nursing in the classroom, hospital and other settings. They design curriculum, research and oversee clinical work. They work with students, patients and their peers. Nurse educators have their nurse license and an advanced degree such as a Masters of Science in Nursing.

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Data sources: rn salary data, cost of living data, proprietary data from Incredible Health