National » Veterinarians » Kentucky

Veterinarians Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for veterinarians in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of veterinarians among 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 Veterinarians in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,720
25th Percentile Wage
$62,070
50th Percentile Wage
$78,850
75th Percentile Wage
$102,760
90th Percentile Wage
$146,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for veterinarians in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $146,290. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $78,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,720.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.17
25th Percentile Wage
$29.84
50th Percentile Wage
$37.90
75th Percentile Wage
$49.40
90th Percentile Wage
$70.33

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for veterinarians in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $70.33. The median hourly salary is $37.90. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.17.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201678,8501.46%0.55%
201577,7004.35%-
201474,320-0.13%-
201374,420-5.37%-
201278,420--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Veterinarians in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of veterinarians in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of veterinarians in state of Kentucky ranges from $75,560 to $92,830. The highest paying area for veterinarians in Kentucky is West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $92,830. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Louisville-Jefferson County (mean annual salary $82,170). The lowest paying area is South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $75,560.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$92,830
Louisville-Jefferson County
$82,170
Evansville
$81,630
Lexington-Fayette
$77,520
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$76,430
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$75,560



Related:

Highest paying cities for veterinarians

Highest paying industries for veterinarians.