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Chief Executive Salary Information in Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky

The annual and hourly salary statistics of chief executives in Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of chief executives in Lexington-Fayette is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Chief Executives in Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$91,040
25th Percentile Wage
$119,480
50th Percentile Wage
$170,420
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chief executives in Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $170,420. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $119,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $91,040.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43.77
25th Percentile Wage
$57.44
50th Percentile Wage
$81.93
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chief executives in Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky. The median hourly salary is $81.93. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is $57.44. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43.77.

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
2016170,4202.75%6.29%
2015165,740-0.04%-
2014165,810-3.81%-
2013172,1207.22%-
2012159,700--

Table 3. Compare Chief Executive Salary in Lexington-Fayette with Other Kentucky Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $170,420, Lexington-Fayette is the highest paying city for chief executives in state of Kentucky, followed by Elizabethtown (median annual salary $167,640). In comparison, the median annual salary of chief executives in Lexington-Fayette is 1.6 percent (1.6%) higher than that in Elizabethtown.

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

See also: Top paying jobs in Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky.