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Science Technicians in Kentucky

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

8.0% Jobs Projection
$50,650 Median Salary
110 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Science Technicians Work in Kentucky?

In Kentucky, there were 390 people working as Science Technicians in the year 2018.

There were 390 Science Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

The amount of jobs between 2017 and 2018 is holding steady.


The typical state has 940 Science Technicians working in it, which means Kentucky has fewer Science Technicians than average.


Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Science Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 8.0% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.7%.


Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 110 annual job openings, and 950 total jobs in 2026 for Science Technicians in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 9,900 annual jobs and 83,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Science Technicians Make in Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Science Technicians ranged from $33,390 to $76,870 with $50,650 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.05 to $36.96. The median hourly rate was $24.35.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $22.97 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.38.

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


Top Kentucky Metros for Science Technicians

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 370 $42,480
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 220 $52,940
Lexington-Fayette, KY 90 $39,530
Clarksville, TN-KY 40 $37,230

Top States for Science Technicians Employment

View the list below to see where most Science Technicians work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 7,000 $53,280
New York 6,930 $50,040
Texas 4,980 $52,010
Illinois 3,480 $48,420
Florida 2,970 $41,710
Michigan 2,920 $40,430
Pennsylvania 2,270 $47,500
Georgia 2,020 $50,430
Indiana 1,890 $48,540
Ohio 1,770 $51,970
Virginia 1,760 $49,680
Missouri 1,650 $47,460
Maryland 1,630 $62,950
Massachusetts 1,600 $58,230
Washington 1,600 $53,690
New Jersey 1,440 $56,710
Colorado 1,350 $48,980
Oklahoma 1,290 $52,310
Oregon 1,270 $51,210
Louisiana 1,220 $45,260

Below are the states where Science Technicians get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Maryland $62,950
Connecticut $59,960
Rhode Island $59,060
Massachusetts $58,230
Nebraska $58,200
New Hampshire $57,140
New Jersey $56,710
District of Columbia $56,230
Hawaii $55,200
South Carolina $55,140

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