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Civil Engineer Salary Information in Kentucky

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

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Civil Engineers in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,470
25th Percentile Wage
$57,620
50th Percentile Wage
$76,860
75th Percentile Wage
$95,840
90th Percentile Wage
$119,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for civil engineers in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $119,280. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $76,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,470.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.38
25th Percentile Wage
$27.70
50th Percentile Wage
$36.95
75th Percentile Wage
$46.08
90th Percentile Wage
$57.34

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for civil engineers in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $57.34. The median hourly salary is $36.95. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.38.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201676,8605.85%5.17%
201572,360-0.29%-
201472,5700.70%-
201372,060-1.15%-
201272,890--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Civil Engineers in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of civil engineers in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of civil engineers in state of Kentucky ranges from $59,610 to $85,770. The highest paying area for civil engineers in Kentucky is Owensboro with a median annual salary of $85,770. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $82,290). The lowest paying area is Bowling Green with a median annual salary of $59,610.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Owensboro
$85,770
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$82,290
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$81,630
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$80,210
Elizabethtown
$77,730
Louisville-Jefferson County
$75,930
Lexington-Fayette
$75,220
Evansville
$71,180
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$60,020
Bowling Green
$59,610



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