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Pharmacists Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for pharmacists in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of pharmacists 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$95,110
25th Percentile Wage
$110,830
50th Percentile Wage
$123,720
75th Percentile Wage
$141,150
90th Percentile Wage
$158,060

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacists in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $158,060. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $123,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $95,110.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45.73
25th Percentile Wage
$53.28
50th Percentile Wage
$59.48
75th Percentile Wage
$67.86
90th Percentile Wage
$75.98

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for pharmacists in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $75.98. The median hourly salary is $59.48. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45.73.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016123,7200.32%1.23%
2015123,330-1.22%-
2014124,830-0.78%-
2013125,8002.86%-
2012122,200--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Pharmacists in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of pharmacists in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of pharmacists in state of Kentucky ranges from $115,720 to $132,800. The highest paying area for pharmacists in Kentucky is West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $132,800. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Owensboro (mean annual salary $129,880). The lowest paying area is Lexington-Fayette with a median annual salary of $115,720.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$132,800
Owensboro
$129,880
Louisville-Jefferson County
$125,710
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$125,170
Bowling Green
$124,240
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$120,010
Evansville
$119,770
Elizabethtown
$119,640
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$119,420
Lexington-Fayette
$115,720


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