Highway Maintenance Worker Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for highway maintenance workers in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of highway maintenance workers among 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Highway Maintenance Workers in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,270
25th Percentile Wage
$23,850
50th Percentile Wage
$28,720
75th Percentile Wage
$37,360
90th Percentile Wage
$46,800

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for highway maintenance workers in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $46,800. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $28,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,270.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.23
25th Percentile Wage
$11.47
50th Percentile Wage
$13.81
75th Percentile Wage
$17.96
90th Percentile Wage
$22.50

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for highway maintenance workers in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $22.50. The median hourly salary is $13.81. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.23.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of highway maintenance workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201628,7203.66%11.84%
201527,6702.49%-
201426,9805.60%-
201325,4700.59%-
201225,320--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Highway Maintenance Workers in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of highway maintenance workers in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of highway maintenance workers in state of Kentucky ranges from $23,180 to $41,440. The highest paying area for highway maintenance workers in Kentucky is West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $41,440. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Evansville (mean annual salary $34,980). The lowest paying area is Owensboro with a median annual salary of $23,180.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$41,440
Evansville
$34,980
Louisville-Jefferson County
$32,430
Lexington-Fayette
$28,840
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$28,040
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$26,830
Bowling Green
$26,130
Elizabethtown
$25,900
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$25,460
Owensboro
$23,180



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