Applications Software Developers Salary Information in Kentucky

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

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Applications Software Developers in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,270
25th Percentile Wage
$60,820
50th Percentile Wage
$77,520
75th Percentile Wage
$97,570
90th Percentile Wage
$116,790

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for applications software developers in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $116,790. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $77,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,270.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23.69
25th Percentile Wage
$29.24
50th Percentile Wage
$37.27
75th Percentile Wage
$46.91
90th Percentile Wage
$56.15

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for applications software developers in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $56.15. The median hourly salary is $37.27. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23.69.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of applications software developers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201677,5207.49%3.29%
201571,710-1.78%-
201472,9903.84%-
201370,190-6.81%-
201274,970--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Applications Software Developers in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of applications software developers in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of applications software developers in state of Kentucky ranges from $45,840 to $87,540. The highest paying area for applications software developers in Kentucky is Evansville with a median annual salary of $87,540. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Elizabethtown (mean annual salary $85,180). The lowest paying area is Bowling Green with a median annual salary of $45,840.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Evansville
$87,540
Elizabethtown
$85,180
Louisville-Jefferson County
$79,910
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$79,470
Owensboro
$74,580
Lexington-Fayette
$74,340
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$64,090
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$52,500
Bowling Green
$45,840


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