Average Salary for Kentucky State Government Employees

A salary of $31K annually is the median rate at Kentucky State Government. At Kentucky State Government, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is where you live — it impacts salary more than anything else — though how long you've been working factors into the equation as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of approximately $35K per year. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $29K annually. The largest slice of the Kentucky State Government workforce (40 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $41K per year.


Correctional Officers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $29K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $29K per year. At Kentucky State Government, employees who hold a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) receive the highest salaries at $53K.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Legal Compliance; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $60K annually. A garden variety skill at Kentucky State Government is Security Policies and Procedures; one in four of Kentucky State Government's people use it regularly. Employees also tend to know Case Management, Microsoft Office, and Oral / Verbal Communication.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky few (one-half of workers) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. Perks cover health insurance for a strong majority of respondents and dental coverage for roughly a seventh of workers.

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Key Stats for Kentucky State Government


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$25,750 - $37,005

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
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