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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$93,040
25th Percentile Wage
$110,840
50th Percentile Wage
$124,960
75th Percentile Wage
$144,040
90th Percentile Wage
$158,870

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 $158,870. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $124,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $93,040.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$124,960
0.99% 2.21%
2016
$123,720
0.32% -
2015
$123,330
-1.22% -
2014
$124,830
-0.78% -
2013
$125,800
2.86% -
2012
$122,200
- -

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 $114,320 to $130,570. The highest paying area for pharmacists in Kentucky is Bowling Green with a median annual salary of $130,570. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Louisville-Jefferson County (mean annual salary $130,040). The lowest paying area is Lexington-Fayette with a median annual salary of $114,320.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bowling Green
$130,570
Louisville-Jefferson County
$130,040
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$128,780
Owensboro
$128,360
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$126,040
Evansville
$121,270
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$120,640
Elizabethtown
$120,280
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$119,900
Lexington-Fayette
$114,320




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