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Lawyer Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for lawyers in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of lawyers amongst 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 Lawyers in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,190
25th Percentile Wage
$57,710
50th Percentile Wage
$75,700
75th Percentile Wage
$113,650
90th Percentile Wage
$167,880

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $167,880. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $75,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,190.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$75,700
3.39% 4.83%
2016
$73,130
-2.39% -
2015
$74,880
0.17% -
2014
$74,750
1.65% -
2013
$73,520
2.01% -
2012
$72,040
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of Kentucky ranges from $63,750 to $89,210. The highest paying area for lawyers in Kentucky is Evansville with a median annual salary of $89,210. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Louisville-Jefferson County (mean annual salary $86,240). The lowest paying area is South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $63,750.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Evansville
$89,210
Louisville-Jefferson County
$86,240
Lexington-Fayette
$75,610
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$75,340
Owensboro
$74,910
Elizabethtown
$68,420
Bowling Green
$67,260
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$65,130
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$63,790
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$63,750




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