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Civil Engineering Technicians in Kentucky

Is Kentucky a good place for you to work as a Civil Engineering Technician?

4.4% Jobs Projection
$46,040 Median Salary
120 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Civil Engineering Technicians in Kentucky are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Civil Engineering Technicians in Kentucky is growing slower than average.

  • Civil Engineering Technicians in Kentucky earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Civil Engineering Technicians Work in Kentucky?

In 2018, there were 2,140 Civil Engineering Technicians working in the state.

There were 1,450 Civil Engineering Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 690 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 970 Civil Engineering Technicians working in it, which means Kentucky has more Civil Engineering Technicians than average.


Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Civil Engineering Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 4.4% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.9%.


Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 120 annual job openings, and 1,410 total jobs in 2026 for Civil Engineering Technicians in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 7,200 annual jobs and 81,100 total jobs in 2026.

What do Civil Engineering Technicians Make in Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Civil Engineering Technicians ranged from $34,290 to $61,110 with $46,040 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.48 to $29.38. The median hourly rate was $22.13.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $22.92 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.79.

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


Top Kentucky Metros for Civil Engineering Technicians

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Civil Engineering Technicians.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 580 $53,560
Lexington-Fayette, KY 290 $47,020
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 280 $44,540
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 90 $38,930
Clarksville, TN-KY 80 $47,700
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 70 $43,590
Bowling Green, KY 70 $45,510
Evansville, IN-KY 50 $40,120
Owensboro, KY 50 $46,880

Top States for Civil Engineering Technicians Employment

View the list below to see where most Civil Engineering Technicians work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 10,230 $47,230
California 7,830 $67,110
Florida 3,510 $49,640
North Carolina 3,190 $47,870
Pennsylvania 2,410 $54,400
Kentucky 2,140 $46,040
Virginia 2,100 $52,020
Minnesota 2,040 $62,650
New York 2,010 $60,260
Wisconsin 1,970 $53,590
Ohio 1,910 $57,720
Tennessee 1,870 $36,850
Illinois 1,710 $65,180
Michigan 1,690 $55,010
Washington 1,630 $66,500
Alabama 1,430 $37,920
Georgia 1,430 $46,380
Colorado 1,370 $56,010
Maryland 1,290 $50,020
Oklahoma 1,130 $48,190

Below are the states where Civil Engineering Technicians get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Alaska $73,010
Connecticut $68,290
California $67,110
Washington $66,500
Illinois $65,180
Minnesota $62,650
Oregon $62,620
New York $60,260
New Hampshire $59,100
Ohio $57,720

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