The annual and hourly salary statistics of zoologists and wildlife biologists in Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of zoologists and wildlife biologists in Louisville-Jefferson County is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$43,680|
|25th Percentile Wage||$51,270|
|50th Percentile Wage||$65,020|
|75th Percentile Wage||$78,210|
|90th Percentile Wage||$140,700|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for zoologists and wildlife biologists in Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $140,700. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $43,680.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of zoologists and wildlife biologists from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $65,020, Louisville-Jefferson County is the highest paying city for zoologists and wildlife biologists in state of Kentucky, followed by Lexington-Fayette (median annual salary $57,650). In comparison, the median annual salary of zoologists and wildlife biologists in Louisville-Jefferson County is 11.3 percent (11.3%) higher than that in Lexington-Fayette.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Louisville-Jefferson County|| |
|West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area|| |