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Chief Executive Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for chief executives in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of chief executives 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Chief Executives in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$84,040
25th Percentile Wage
$109,440
50th Percentile Wage
$146,710
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chief executives in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $146,710. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $109,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $84,040.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40.40
25th Percentile Wage
$52.61
50th Percentile Wage
$70.53
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chief executives in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The median hourly salary is $70.53. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is $52.61. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40.40.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of chief executives from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016146,7100.82%7.92%
2015145,510-0.28%-
2014145,9200.86%-
2013144,6706.62%-
2012135,090--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Chief Executives in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chief executives in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chief executives in state of Kentucky ranges from $113,940 to $170,420. The highest paying area for chief executives in Kentucky is Lexington-Fayette with a median annual salary of $170,420. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Elizabethtown (mean annual salary $167,640). The lowest paying area is West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $113,940.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lexington-Fayette
$170,420
Elizabethtown
$167,640
Louisville-Jefferson County
$162,120
Owensboro
$147,440
Evansville
$146,670
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$128,350
Bowling Green
$126,880
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$124,110
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$118,950
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$113,940



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