Accountant and Auditor Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for accountants and auditors in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of accountants and auditors among Kentucky areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Accountants and Auditors in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,530
25th Percentile Wage
$46,230
50th Percentile Wage
$59,250
75th Percentile Wage
$76,410
90th Percentile Wage
$101,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $101,100. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,530.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of accountants and auditors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$59,250
3.26% 7.78%
2016
$57,320
1.92% -
2015
$56,220
1.73% -
2014
$55,250
-0.45% -
2013
$55,500
1.55% -
2012
$54,640
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Accountants and Auditors in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in state of Kentucky ranges from $51,040 to $61,440. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in Kentucky is Louisville-Jefferson County with a median annual salary of $61,440. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Lexington-Fayette (mean annual salary $60,840). The lowest paying area is Elizabethtown with a median annual salary of $51,040.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Louisville-Jefferson County
$61,440
Lexington-Fayette
$60,840
Bowling Green
$59,700
Owensboro
$58,300
Evansville
$56,340
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$55,420
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$54,700
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$54,480
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$51,580
Elizabethtown
$51,040




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