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Physicist Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for physicists in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of physicists among Kentucky cities 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 Physicists in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,770
25th Percentile Wage
$55,520
50th Percentile Wage
$113,300
75th Percentile Wage
$138,300
90th Percentile Wage
$159,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physicists in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $159,690. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $113,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,770.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of physicists from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth2-Year Growth
2014
$113,300
36.73% 22.88%
2013
$71,680
-21.90% -
2012
$87,380
- -




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