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Ship Engineer Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for ship engineers in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of ship engineers amongst 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Ship Engineers in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,690
25th Percentile Wage
$56,340
50th Percentile Wage
$74,450
75th Percentile Wage
$90,960
90th Percentile Wage
$101,120

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for ship engineers in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $101,120. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $74,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,690.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.27
25th Percentile Wage
$27.09
50th Percentile Wage
$35.79
75th Percentile Wage
$43.73
90th Percentile Wage
$48.62

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for ship engineers in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $48.62. The median hourly salary is $35.79. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.27.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of ship engineers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201674,4507.84%4.37%
201568,6108.12%-
201463,040-0.84%-
201363,570-12.00%-
201271,200--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Ship Engineers in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of ship engineers in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of ship engineers in state of Kentucky ranges from $47,380 to $82,520. The highest paying area for ship engineers in Kentucky is West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $82,520. The lowest paying area is Louisville-Jefferson County with a median annual salary of $47,380.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$82,520
Louisville-Jefferson County
$47,380


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