Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for zoologists and wildlife biologists in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of zoologists and wildlife biologists amongst 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,200
25th Percentile Wage
$46,630
50th Percentile Wage
$55,600
75th Percentile Wage
$63,760
90th Percentile Wage
$79,650

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for zoologists and wildlife biologists in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $79,650. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,200.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of zoologists and wildlife biologists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$55,600
4.78% 11.94%
2016
$52,940
17.30% -
2015
$43,780
-0.73% -
2014
$44,100
2.24% -
2013
$43,110
-13.57% -
2012
$48,960
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of zoologists and wildlife biologists in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of zoologists and wildlife biologists in state of Kentucky ranges from $49,830 to $65,020. The highest paying area for zoologists and wildlife biologists in Kentucky is Louisville-Jefferson County with a median annual salary of $65,020. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Lexington-Fayette (mean annual salary $57,650). The lowest paying area is West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $49,830.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Louisville-Jefferson County
$65,020
Lexington-Fayette
$57,650
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$49,830




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