Agricultural and Food Science Technician Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for agricultural and food science technicians in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of agricultural and food science technicians among Kentucky metropolitan 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 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,580
25th Percentile Wage
$32,610
50th Percentile Wage
$39,830
75th Percentile Wage
$48,210
90th Percentile Wage
$59,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for agricultural and food science technicians in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $59,460. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,580.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of agricultural and food science technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$39,830
21.22% 12.63%
2016
$31,380
9.85% -
2015
$28,290
-9.72% -
2014
$31,040
-11.89% -
2013
$34,730
-0.20% -
2012
$34,800
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Agricultural and Food Science Technicians in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of agricultural and food science technicians in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of agricultural and food science technicians in state of Kentucky ranges from $19,750 to $45,020. The highest paying area for agricultural and food science technicians in Kentucky is Louisville-Jefferson County with a median annual salary of $45,020. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Evansville (mean annual salary $39,230). The lowest paying area is Lexington-Fayette with a median annual salary of $19,750.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Louisville-Jefferson County
$45,020
Evansville
$39,230
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$35,070
Lexington-Fayette
$19,750




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