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Power Plant Operator Salary Information in Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky

The annual and hourly salary statistics of power plant operators in Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of power plant operators in Lexington-Fayette is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Power Plant Operators in Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,440
25th Percentile Wage
$35,420
50th Percentile Wage
$46,700
75th Percentile Wage
$88,920
90th Percentile Wage
$97,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for power plant operators in Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $97,690. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $29,440.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian Salary Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$46,700
20.86% 23.40%
2016
$36,960
-53.84% -
2014
$56,860
37.09% -
2012
$35,770
- -

Table 3. Compare Power Plant Operator Salary in Lexington-Fayette with Other Kentucky Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $46,700, Lexington-Fayette is the lowest paying city for power plant operators in state of Kentucky, following city of West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (median annual salary of $84,110). In comparison, the median annual salary of power plant operators in Lexington-Fayette is 44.5 percent (44.5%) lower than that in the highest paying city West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$84,110
Louisville-Jefferson County
$78,230
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$69,530
Owensboro
$56,290
Evansville
$56,090
Lexington-Fayette
$46,700



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