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Chemists Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for chemists in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of chemists among Kentucky cities 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 Chemists in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,350
25th Percentile Wage
$49,740
50th Percentile Wage
$61,930
75th Percentile Wage
$80,070
90th Percentile Wage
$107,070

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemists in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $107,070. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,350.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,930
-0.60% 2.08%
2016
$62,300
0.51% -
2015
$61,980
3.42% -
2014
$59,860
0.97% -
2013
$59,280
-2.29% -
2012
$60,640
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Chemists in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chemists in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chemists in state of Kentucky ranges from $58,450 to $78,180. The highest paying area for chemists in Kentucky is Bowling Green with a median annual salary of $78,180. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Evansville (mean annual salary $64,580). The lowest paying area is Lexington-Fayette with a median annual salary of $58,450.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bowling Green
$78,180
Evansville
$64,580
Louisville-Jefferson County
$63,910
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$62,060
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$59,780
Lexington-Fayette
$58,450




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