Geological and Petroleum Technician Salary Information in Kentucky

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

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Geological and Petroleum Technicians in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,100
25th Percentile Wage
$43,390
50th Percentile Wage
$66,700
75th Percentile Wage
$83,930
90th Percentile Wage
$119,980

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geological and petroleum technicians in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $119,980. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,100.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of geological and petroleum technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$66,700
3.27% 19.21%
2016
$64,520
29.23% -
2015
$45,660
-8.56% -
2014
$49,570
6.37% -
2013
$46,410
-16.12% -
2012
$53,890
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Geological and Petroleum Technicians in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of geological and petroleum technicians in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of geological and petroleum technicians in state of Kentucky ranges from $55,730 to $65,340. The highest paying area for geological and petroleum technicians in Kentucky is East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $65,340. The lowest paying area is West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $55,730.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$65,340
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$55,730




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