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Gerontology Schools In Kentucky

In Kentucky, there is only one accredited school where gerontology classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the gerontology academic community in Kentucky, and the future trends in gerontology training at the gerontology phd degree level.


  1. University of Kentucky

    Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0032

    124 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Kentucky Vs. National Gerontology Employment

Kentucky 53,980
National 3,420,460

Of all of the gerontology professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Kentucky.

Employment Growth for Gerontology professionals In Kentucky

45,480 47,300 48,700 51,500 53,980
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Kentucky, gerontology is a growing field. In Kentucky, 8,500 more gerontology professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of gerontology professionals has grown by 19%. This growth is faster than the national trend for gerontology professionals which shows a 10% increase in the number of gerontology professionals working around the nation.

Gerontology VS. All Professions salaries in Kentucky

$37,155 $51,850 $54,890 $55,084 $56,855
$39,791 $41,432 $43,385 $44,191 $44,977
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Gerontology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Kentucky, as the number of gerontology professionals is growing, the salaries earned by gerontology professionals are increasing. In 2006 gerontology professionals made a mean salary of $37,155 per year, and in 2010 they made $56,855 per year.

Salary percentiles for Gerontology professionals in Kentucky

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This represents a growth in salaries of 35%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 111% pay differential between the highest paid gerontology professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of gerontology in Kentucky.

Average Salaries for Gerontology professionals and related professions in Kentucky


In Kentucky, gerontology professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Gerontology programs available for each degree type for all schools in Kentucky


The number of students graduating from the only accredited gerontology school in Kentucky is decreasing. In Kentucky, there were 6 graduates in 2006. And there were 2 graduates from gerontology courses in 2010.

This represents a 67% decrease in the number of gerontology degree or certificate school graduates in Kentucky state. Most of these graduates, or 100%, earned a doctor's degree in gerontology.

Gerontology Faculty Salaries in Kentucky

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We are now in the process of collecting data for the number of gerontology faculty in Kentucky, growth in the field of gerontology academia and gerontology faculty salaries in Kentucky. If you are involved in teaching gerontology courses to students at the doctoral degree in gerontology level, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of gerontology in Kentucky. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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