Computer Programmers Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for computer programmers in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of computer programmers 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 Computer Programmers in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,280
25th Percentile Wage
$52,250
50th Percentile Wage
$69,370
75th Percentile Wage
$87,400
90th Percentile Wage
$100,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer programmers in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $100,080. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,280.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$69,370
-3.95% 11.71%
2016
$72,110
6.09% -
2015
$67,720
9.24% -
2014
$61,460
0.47% -
2013
$61,170
-0.13% -
2012
$61,250
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Computer Programmers in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of computer programmers in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of computer programmers in state of Kentucky ranges from $49,120 to $76,590. The highest paying area for computer programmers in Kentucky is West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $76,590. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Louisville-Jefferson County (mean annual salary $76,060). The lowest paying area is West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $49,120.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$76,590
Louisville-Jefferson County
$76,060
Evansville
$67,190
Lexington-Fayette
$63,510
Elizabethtown
$59,830
Bowling Green
$59,140
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$52,080
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$49,120




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