Social Scientist and Related Worker Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for social scientists and related workers in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of social scientists and related workers amongst 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 Social Scientists and Related Workers in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,720
25th Percentile Wage
$51,420
50th Percentile Wage
$66,240
75th Percentile Wage
$78,260
90th Percentile Wage
$93,630

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for social scientists and related workers in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $93,630. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,720.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of social scientists and related workers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$66,240
1.62% 14.09%
2016
$65,170
4.14% -
2015
$62,470
2.82% -
2014
$60,710
5.42% -
2013
$57,420
0.89% -
2012
$56,910
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Social Scientists and Related Workers in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of social scientists and related workers in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of social scientists and related workers in state of Kentucky ranges from $42,240 to $84,190. The highest paying area for social scientists and related workers in Kentucky is Louisville-Jefferson County with a median annual salary of $84,190. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Lexington-Fayette (mean annual salary $72,060). The lowest paying area is West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $42,240.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Louisville-Jefferson County
$84,190
Lexington-Fayette
$72,060
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$67,230
Elizabethtown
$66,250
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$42,240




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