Average Salary for Kentucky State Government Employees

An average Kentucky State Government employee can expect to make $32K per year. Your experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for Kentucky State Government workers, followed by what you do at the company. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Kentucky State Government Median Salary by Years Experience


1-4 years
2 profiles

5-9 years
2 profiles

10-19 years
4 profiles

United States (change)

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 07 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9
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Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $29K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Kentucky State Government employees (50 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $41K per year on average.


The highest average salaries go to Administrative Specialists, who bring in close to $32K annually, though Correctional Officers are not far behind at about $29K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

First Aid Administrators receive bigger paychecks (around $29K annually) than those without credentials.


When it comes to skills, Legal Compliance seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $60K per year. Folks here also tend to know Case Management; on the survey, around one in four of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Payroll Administration, Security Policies and Procedures, and Oral / Verbal Communication.

Benefits and Perks

The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for a majority of respondents. Health insurance is part of the package for a solid majority of workers, and for approximately one-tenth of workers, dental coverage is too.

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Key Stats for Kentucky State Government


56 %
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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