The average annual and hourly salaries for petroleum engineers in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of petroleum 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$44,930|
|25th Percentile Wage||$89,840|
|50th Percentile Wage||$119,310|
|75th Percentile Wage||$146,340|
|90th Percentile Wage||No Data|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for petroleum engineers in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $146,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $119,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,930.