Environmental Science and Protection Technician Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for environmental science and protection technicians in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of environmental science and protection technicians amongst Kentucky 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Environmental Science and Protection Technicians in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,130
25th Percentile Wage
$33,340
50th Percentile Wage
$41,960
75th Percentile Wage
$53,900
90th Percentile Wage
$72,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental science and protection technicians in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $72,010. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,130.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of environmental science and protection technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$41,960
1.53% 1.36%
2016
$41,320
-0.68% -
2015
$41,600
-1.61% -
2014
$42,270
-0.80% -
2013
$42,610
2.86% -
2012
$41,390
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Environmental Science and Protection Technicians in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental science and protection technicians in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental science and protection technicians in state of Kentucky ranges from $37,390 to $62,220. The highest paying area for environmental science and protection technicians in Kentucky is Louisville-Jefferson County with a median annual salary of $62,220. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $42,370). The lowest paying area is Evansville with a median annual salary of $37,390.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Louisville-Jefferson County
$62,220
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$42,370
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$41,220
Lexington-Fayette
$38,950
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$37,630
Evansville
$37,390




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