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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 statistics of power plant operators in Lexington-Fayette is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Power Plant Operators in Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,360
25th Percentile Wage
$33,390
50th Percentile Wage
$36,960
75th Percentile Wage
$40,540
90th Percentile Wage
$48,800

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 $48,800. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $29,360.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.12
25th Percentile Wage
$16.05
50th Percentile Wage
$17.77
75th Percentile Wage
$19.48
90th Percentile Wage
$23.46

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for power plant operators in Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $23.46. The median hourly salary is $17.77. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.12.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of power plant operators from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth4-Year Growth
201636,960-53.84%3.22%
201456,86037.09%-
201235,770--

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 $36,960, 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 $81,920). Also we note that in comparison, the annual salary of power plant operators in Lexington-Fayette is about 54.9 percent (54.9%) lower than that of the highest paying city West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$81,920
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$69,530
Evansville
$63,340
Owensboro
$56,290
Lexington-Fayette
$36,960

See also: Top paying jobs in Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky.