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Computer Workers in Kentucky

Considering a career as a Computer Worker in Kentucky?

10.8% Jobs Projection
$78,830 Median Salary
220 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Computer Workers Work in Kentucky?

In Kentucky, there were 2,500 people working as Computer Workers in the year 2018.

There were 2,590 Computer Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 90 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Computer Workers in KY Employment Trend

The typical state has 2,980 Computer Workers working in it, which means Kentucky has fewer Computer Workers than average.

Computer Workers in KY vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Computer Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 10.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.3%.

Job Projections for Computer Workers: Nation vs. KY

Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 220 annual job openings, and 2,980 total jobs in 2026 for Computer Workers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 22,400 annual jobs and 313,800 total jobs in 2026.

What do Computer Workers Make in Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Computer Workers ranged from $47,090 to $113,430 with $78,830 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $22.64 to $54.53. The median hourly rate was $37.9.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $38.59 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.69.

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

Computer Workers Earnings: KY vs. National Average

Top Kentucky Metros for Computer Workers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 2,240 $80,520
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 1,260 $75,000
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 530 $85,600
Clarksville, TN-KY 260 $70,970
Lexington-Fayette, KY 240 $81,040
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 100 $75,710

Top States for Computer Workers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Computer Workers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 74,690 $98,010
Texas 25,620 $88,460
Georgia 21,500 $85,280
Pennsylvania 19,010 $84,660
District of Columbia 18,040 $118,800
Illinois 16,590 $0
Colorado 16,440 $99,840
Virginia 14,580 $104,840
Maryland 13,720 $116,360
Washington 13,100 $87,760
Ohio 12,160 $82,640
Massachusetts 11,190 $88,660
Florida 11,060 $76,500
Michigan 10,900 $73,650
New Jersey 9,770 $99,500
Arizona 9,150 $80,790
Missouri 7,010 $83,720
Utah 6,470 $73,370
Minnesota 6,200 $77,560
Oregon 6,000 $77,540

Below are the states where Computer Workers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $118,800
Maryland $116,360
New Hampshire $113,770
Virginia $104,840
Colorado $99,840
Connecticut $99,730
New Jersey $99,500
California $98,010
Alaska $94,900
Hawaii $93,430

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