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Pipelayers Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for pipelayers in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of pipelayers 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 Pipelayers in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,530
25th Percentile Wage
$29,550
50th Percentile Wage
$36,010
75th Percentile Wage
$45,090
90th Percentile Wage
$52,650

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pipelayers in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $52,650. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,530.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$36,010
7.22% 3.05%
2016
$33,410
-19.37% -
2015
$39,880
5.42% -
2014
$37,720
2.60% -
2013
$36,740
4.98% -
2012
$34,910
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Pipelayers in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of pipelayers in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of pipelayers in state of Kentucky ranges from $20,910 to $66,740. The highest paying area for pipelayers in Kentucky is East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $66,740. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Elizabethtown (mean annual salary $47,610). The lowest paying area is Owensboro with a median annual salary of $20,910.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$66,740
Elizabethtown
$47,610
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$46,690
Louisville-Jefferson County
$32,290
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$30,040
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$20,940
Owensboro
$20,910




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