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 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Mechanical Engineers in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,610
25th Percentile Wage
$63,610
50th Percentile Wage
$79,880
75th Percentile Wage
$100,200
90th Percentile Wage
$122,160

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 $122,160. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $79,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,610.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.77
25th Percentile Wage
$30.58
50th Percentile Wage
$38.40
75th Percentile Wage
$48.17
90th Percentile Wage
$58.73

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mechanical engineers in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $58.73. The median hourly salary is $38.40. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.77.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201679,8803.71%5.88%
201576,920-0.03%-
201476,9400.84%-
201376,2901.45%-
201275,180--

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 $61,600 to $90,750. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in Kentucky is West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $90,750. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Lexington-Fayette (mean annual salary $83,510). The lowest paying area is Evansville with a median annual salary of $61,600.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$90,750
Lexington-Fayette
$83,510
Owensboro
$82,230
Louisville-Jefferson County
$80,100
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$79,430
Bowling Green
$73,670
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$71,190
Elizabethtown
$69,390
Evansville
$61,600


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