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Nurse Practitioners Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for nurse practitioners in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of nurse practitioners 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 Nurse Practitioners in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$68,840
25th Percentile Wage
$83,530
50th Percentile Wage
$93,850
75th Percentile Wage
$104,390
90th Percentile Wage
$124,420

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for nurse practitioners in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $124,420. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $93,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $68,840.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$93,850
1.46% 9.92%
2016
$92,480
1.23% -
2015
$91,340
2.00% -
2014
$89,510
3.14% -
2013
$86,700
2.49% -
2012
$84,540
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Nurse Practitioners in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of nurse practitioners in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of nurse practitioners in state of Kentucky ranges from $84,130 to $99,870. The highest paying area for nurse practitioners in Kentucky is Owensboro with a median annual salary of $99,870. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $97,440). The lowest paying area is East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $84,130.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Owensboro
$99,870
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$97,440
Evansville
$97,430
Elizabethtown
$97,060
Louisville-Jefferson County
$97,030
Lexington-Fayette
$93,280
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$93,130
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$89,260
Bowling Green
$85,410
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$84,130




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