Database Administrator Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for database administrators in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of database administrators 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 Database Administrators in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,340
25th Percentile Wage
$53,210
50th Percentile Wage
$73,010
75th Percentile Wage
$94,980
90th Percentile Wage
$116,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for database administrators in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $116,510. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,340.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$73,010
7.96% 12.77%
2016
$67,200
1.49% -
2015
$66,200
5.15% -
2014
$62,790
-3.23% -
2013
$64,820
1.74% -
2012
$63,690
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Database Administrators in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of database administrators in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of database administrators in state of Kentucky ranges from $36,550 to $82,910. The highest paying area for database administrators in Kentucky is Louisville-Jefferson County with a median annual salary of $82,910. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Bowling Green (mean annual salary $76,570). The lowest paying area is West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,550.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Louisville-Jefferson County
$82,910
Bowling Green
$76,570
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$71,490
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$69,230
Lexington-Fayette
$67,310
Evansville
$63,700
Elizabethtown
$61,690
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$36,550




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