Mechanical Engineer Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for mechanical engineers in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of mechanical engineers among 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 Mechanical Engineers in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,300
25th Percentile Wage
$63,550
50th Percentile Wage
$83,470
75th Percentile Wage
$99,870
90th Percentile Wage
$120,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineers in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $120,410. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $83,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,300.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$83,470
4.30% 9.93%
2016
$79,880
3.71% -
2015
$76,920
-0.03% -
2014
$76,940
0.84% -
2013
$76,290
1.45% -
2012
$75,180
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineers in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in state of Kentucky ranges from $67,370 to $89,180. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in Kentucky is West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $89,180. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Louisville-Jefferson County (mean annual salary $85,870). The lowest paying area is Evansville with a median annual salary of $67,370.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$89,180
Louisville-Jefferson County
$85,870
Lexington-Fayette
$85,280
Owensboro
$85,230
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$79,540
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$74,210
Elizabethtown
$72,000
Bowling Green
$69,380
Evansville
$67,370




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