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Surgeons in Kentucky

Is Kentucky a good place for you to work as a Surgeon?

9.0% Jobs Projection
$208,000 Median Salary
30 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Surgeons in Kentucky is growing faster than average.

  • Surgeons in Kentucky earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Surgeons Work in Kentucky?

There were 820 Surgeons employed in this state in 2017.

Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Surgeons in this state are growing at a rate of 9.0% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.4%.


Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 30 annual job openings, and 970 total jobs in 2026 for Surgeons in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 1,900 annual jobs and 51,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Surgeons Make in Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Surgeons ranged from $177,380 to $208,000 with $208,000 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $85.28 to $100. The median hourly rate was $100.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $100 an hour.

Wages between 2017 and 2018 did not increase or decrease.

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


Top Kentucky Metros for Surgeons

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 370 $208,000
Evansville, IN-KY 60 $208,000
Owensboro, KY 30 $208,000

Top States for Surgeons Employment

The table below shows the states where most Surgeons work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 3,090 $208,000
Ohio 2,020 $208,000
Massachusetts 1,990 $208,000
New York 1,710 $208,000
Florida 1,390 $208,000
Michigan 1,320 $208,000
New Jersey 1,310 $208,000
Illinois 1,290 $208,000
Missouri 1,240 $208,000
Minnesota 1,050 $208,000
Virginia 870 $208,000
North Carolina 810 $208,000
Colorado 730 $208,000
Indiana 730 $208,000
Washington 620 $208,000
Alabama 560 $208,000
Connecticut 520 $208,000
Maryland 520 $208,000
Wisconsin 490 $208,000
Utah 490 $208,000

Below are the states where Surgeons get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Alabama $208,000
Alaska $208,000
Arizona $208,000
Arkansas $208,000
California $208,000
Colorado $208,000
Connecticut $208,000
Delaware $208,000
District of Columbia $208,000
Florida $208,000

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