Human Resources Specialist Salary Information in Kentucky

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

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Human Resources Specialists in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,420
25th Percentile Wage
$38,420
50th Percentile Wage
$51,140
75th Percentile Wage
$65,660
90th Percentile Wage
$81,700

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources specialists in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $81,700. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,420.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.63
25th Percentile Wage
$18.47
50th Percentile Wage
$24.59
75th Percentile Wage
$31.57
90th Percentile Wage
$39.28

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for human resources specialists in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $39.28. The median hourly salary is $24.59. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.63.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of human resources specialists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,1401.10%4.11%
201550,580-1.82%-
201451,5001.71%-
201350,6203.12%-
201249,040--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Human Resources Specialists in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of human resources specialists in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of human resources specialists in state of Kentucky ranges from $42,190 to $62,010. The highest paying area for human resources specialists in Kentucky is Elizabethtown with a median annual salary of $62,010. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Owensboro (mean annual salary $53,520). The lowest paying area is Bowling Green with a median annual salary of $42,190.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Elizabethtown
$62,010
Owensboro
$53,520
Louisville-Jefferson County
$49,640
Lexington-Fayette
$49,390
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$46,480
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$45,770
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$44,880
Evansville
$44,070
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$42,920
Bowling Green
$42,190


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