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Librarians Salary Information in Kentucky

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,710
25th Percentile Wage
$46,170
50th Percentile Wage
$56,310
75th Percentile Wage
$64,360
90th Percentile Wage
$76,930

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for librarians in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $76,930. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,710.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.69
25th Percentile Wage
$22.20
50th Percentile Wage
$27.07
75th Percentile Wage
$30.94
90th Percentile Wage
$36.99

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for librarians in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $36.99. The median hourly salary is $27.07. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.69.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201656,3101.46%2.73%
201555,4900.18%-
201455,3900.20%-
201355,2800.92%-
201254,770--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Librarians in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of librarians in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of librarians in state of Kentucky ranges from $50,470 to $64,970. The highest paying area for librarians in Kentucky is Elizabethtown with a median annual salary of $64,970. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Louisville-Jefferson County (mean annual salary $62,290). The lowest paying area is Bowling Green with a median annual salary of $50,470.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Elizabethtown
$64,970
Louisville-Jefferson County
$62,290
Lexington-Fayette
$56,890
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$56,320
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$55,510
Owensboro
$55,090
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$55,030
Evansville
$53,290
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$52,940
Bowling Green
$50,470


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