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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Librarians in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

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 $77,350. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,800.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
0.79% 3.51%
1.46% -
0.18% -
0.20% -
0.92% -
- -

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 $50,770 to $63,230. The highest paying area for librarians in Kentucky is Louisville-Jefferson County with a median annual salary of $63,230. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Elizabethtown (mean annual salary $62,970). The lowest paying area is Bowling Green with a median annual salary of $50,770.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Louisville-Jefferson County
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
Bowling Green


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