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Chief Executive Salary Information in Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky

The annual and hourly salary statistics of chief executives in Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of chief executives in Louisville-Jefferson County 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 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$79,810
25th Percentile Wage
$113,970
50th Percentile Wage
$162,120
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chief executives in Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $162,120. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $113,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $79,810.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38.36
25th Percentile Wage
$54.80
50th Percentile Wage
$77.94
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chief executives in Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky. The median hourly salary is $77.94. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is $54.80. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38.36.

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
2016162,120-1.43%0.83%
2015164,440-12.15%-
2014184,4207.79%-
2013170,0605.46%-
2012160,770--

Table 3. Compare Chief Executive Salary in Louisville-Jefferson County with Other Kentucky Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $162,120 in Louisville-Jefferson County is in the middle of salary range for chief executives in state of Kentucky. In comparison, the annual salary of chief executives in Louisville-Jefferson County is 4.9 percent (4.9%) lower than that in the highest paying Lexington-Fayette and 29.7 percent (29.7%) higher than that in the lowest paying West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area.

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 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky.