Environmental Scientist and Health Specialist Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for environmental scientists and health specialists in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of environmental scientists and health specialists 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 Scientists and Health Specialists in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,820
25th Percentile Wage
$41,620
50th Percentile Wage
$47,890
75th Percentile Wage
$58,620
90th Percentile Wage
$73,530

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $73,530. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,820.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of environmental scientists and health specialists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$47,890
2.28% -12.28%
2016
$46,800
-1.15% -
2015
$47,340
-12.89% -
2014
$53,440
0.26% -
2013
$53,300
-0.88% -
2012
$53,770
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in state of Kentucky ranges from $44,080 to $56,680. The highest paying area for environmental scientists and health specialists in Kentucky is Lexington-Fayette with a median annual salary of $56,680. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Evansville (mean annual salary $54,740). The lowest paying area is West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $44,080.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lexington-Fayette
$56,680
Evansville
$54,740
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$48,150
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$46,510
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$46,060
Louisville-Jefferson County
$45,160
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$44,080




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