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9.0% Jobs Projection
$89,310 Median Salary
690 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Managers Work in Kentucky?

In 2018, there were 3,260 Managers working in the state.

There were 3,330 Managers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 70 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 5,175 Managers working in it, which means Kentucky has fewer Managers than average.


Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Managers in this state are growing at a rate of 9.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.0%.


Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 690 annual job openings, and 9,350 total jobs in 2026 for Managers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 79,200 annual jobs and 1,071,700 total jobs in 2026.

What do Managers Make in Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Managers ranged from $45,020 to $145,520 with $89,310 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.64 to $69.96. The median hourly rate was $42.94.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $42.46 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.48.

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


Top Kentucky Metros for Managers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 3,400 $99,870
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 1,350 $99,630
Lexington-Fayette, KY 510 $88,630
Clarksville, TN-KY 290 $67,740
Evansville, IN-KY 230 $52,950
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 170 $74,370
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 110 $104,700
Owensboro, KY 60 $86,000

Top States for Managers Employment

View the list below to see where most Managers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 66,300 $129,300
Florida 23,160 $90,740
Texas 20,710 $113,510
District of Columbia 19,910 $141,320
New Jersey 18,370 $127,510
Virginia 17,280 $130,590
New York 16,600 $109,910
Georgia 14,480 $109,920
Tennessee 14,480 $74,130
Maryland 14,450 $119,900
Ohio 14,410 $97,600
Wisconsin 12,400 $75,630
North Carolina 11,990 $113,560
Washington 11,280 $116,700
Pennsylvania 11,060 $116,820
Louisiana 9,790 $79,900
Minnesota 9,350 $118,410
Colorado 8,940 $127,750
Massachusetts 8,660 $120,100
Arizona 8,520 $98,540

Below are the states where Managers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $141,320
Virginia $130,590
California $129,300
Colorado $127,750
New Jersey $127,510
Delaware $124,710
Massachusetts $120,100
Maryland $119,900
New Hampshire $118,520
Minnesota $118,410


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