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Chief Executives in Kentucky

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$126,870 Median Salary
  • Chief Executives in Kentucky earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Chief Executives Work in Kentucky?

There were approximately 3,300 workers employed as Chief Executives in this state in 2018.

There were 3,440 Chief Executives employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 140 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Chief Executives in KY Employment Trend

The typical state has 2,150 Chief Executives working in it, which means Kentucky has more Chief Executives than average.

Chief Executives in KY vs. the Average State

What do Chief Executives Make in Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Chief Executives ranged from $61,480 to $208,000 with $126,870 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $29.56 to $100. The median hourly rate was $60.99.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $63.46 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $2.47.

The median salary in Kentucky is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Chief Executives Earnings: KY vs. National Average

Top Kentucky Metros for Chief Executives

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Chief Executives.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,270 $208,000
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 1,210 $128,800
Lexington-Fayette, KY 460 $174,020
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 200 $150,540
Bowling Green, KY 130 $125,450
Evansville, IN-KY 120 $111,940
Clarksville, TN-KY 100 $133,150
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 60 $159,880
Owensboro, KY 40 $146,970

Top States for Chief Executives Employment

View the list below to see where most Chief Executives work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 30,290 $208,000
Florida 20,860 $171,000
New York 10,430 $208,000
Illinois 9,650 $208,000
Massachusetts 7,990 $208,000
Tennessee 6,680 $129,720
Arizona 6,630 $179,410
Pennsylvania 6,540 $208,000
Georgia 6,260 $208,000
Minnesota 5,970 $176,550
Virginia 5,760 $208,000
Texas 5,260 $208,000
Wisconsin 5,240 $127,330
Utah 4,850 $151,750
Ohio 4,420 $196,500
Missouri 4,410 $144,070
Indiana 4,220 $124,090
North Carolina 3,820 $205,220
Kansas 3,790 $149,880
Washington 3,690 $206,560

Below are the states where Chief Executives get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New York $208,000
Oregon $208,000
New Jersey $208,000
Texas $208,000
California $208,000
Nevada $208,000
Illinois $208,000
District of Columbia $208,000
Nebraska $208,000
Georgia $208,000

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