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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,100
25th Percentile Wage
$40,420
50th Percentile Wage
$52,980
75th Percentile Wage
$68,230
90th Percentile Wage
$84,180

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 $84,180. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,980. 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 human resources specialists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$52,980
3.47% 7.44%
2016
$51,140
1.10% -
2015
$50,580
-1.82% -
2014
$51,500
1.71% -
2013
$50,620
3.12% -
2012
$49,040
- -

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 $42,710 to $64,690. The highest paying area for human resources specialists in Kentucky is Elizabethtown with a median annual salary of $64,690. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Louisville-Jefferson County (mean annual salary $52,920). The lowest paying area is Evansville with a median annual salary of $42,710.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Elizabethtown
$64,690
Louisville-Jefferson County
$52,920
Owensboro
$52,560
Lexington-Fayette
$50,260
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$49,290
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$47,700
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$46,230
Bowling Green
$45,440
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$45,290
Evansville
$42,710




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