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Kentucky Nursing Salaries

We have compiled salary and employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Kentucky nurses in 2018. Select from the "Professions" menu above to skip to your profession.

Average Salary Comparison in Kentucky by Profession

Registered Nurse

Hourly Average
$30
Weekly Average
$1,201
Monthly Average
$5,203
Annual Average
$62,433

Nurse Practitioner

Hourly Average
$49
Weekly Average
$1,944
Monthly Average
$8,424
Annual Average
$101,083

Licensed Practical Nurse

Hourly Average
$21
Weekly Average
$834
Monthly Average
$3,612
Annual Average
$43,348

Nurse Anestheist

Hourly Average
$78
Weekly Average
$3,100
Monthly Average
$13,435
Annual Average
$161,220

Registered Nurse Salary in Kentucky

Approximately 12,310 Registered Nurses are employed in the state of Kentucky. The average Registered Nurse's wage in Kentucky, at $62,433 annually, is below the national average of $68,608.

Registered Nurse

CE Requirements for Registered Nurse
Average Salaries 2019

Registered Nurse Salary Kentucky

Hourly Average
$30
Monthly Average
$5,203
Annual Average
$62,433
Employed
12,310

U.S. Registered Nurse RN Salary

Hourly Average
$33
Monthly Average
$5,717
Annual Average
$68,608
Employed
1,831,960

U.S. National Average Salary

Hourly Average
$39
Monthly Average
$6,720
Annual Average
$80,636
Employed
2,372,730
Region

Bowling Green

Hourly Wage
$28.83
Annual Wage
$60,830

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox

Hourly Wage
$29.19
Annual Wage
$61,530

Lexington-Fayette

Hourly Wage
$30.13
Annual Wage
$63,810

Owensboro

Hourly Wage
$29.37
Annual Wage
$63,560

Nurse Practitioner Salary in Kentucky

Approximately 900 Nurse Practitioners are employed in the state of Kentucky. The average Nurse Practitioner's wage in Kentucky, at $101,083 annually, is below the national average of $106,718.

Nurse Practitioner

CE Requirements for Nurse Practitioner
Average Salaries 2019

Nurse Practitioner Salary Kentucky

Hourly Average
$49
Monthly Average
$8,424
Annual Average
$101,083
Employed
900

U.S. Nurse Practitioner RN Salary

Hourly Average
$51
Monthly Average
$8,893
Annual Average
$106,718
Employed
103,180

U.S. National Average Salary

Hourly Average
$39
Monthly Average
$6,720
Annual Average
$80,636
Employed
2,372,730
Region

Bowling Green

Hourly Wage
$45.23
Annual Wage
$98,790

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox

Hourly Wage
$48.19
Annual Wage
$100,770

Lexington-Fayette

Hourly Wage
$45.57
Annual Wage
$96,810

Owensboro

Hourly Wage
$50.76
Annual Wage
$107,960

Licensed Practical Nurse Salary in Kentucky

Approximately 1,830 Licensed Practical Nurses are employed in the state of Kentucky. The average Licensed Practical Nurse's wage in Kentucky, at $43,348 annually, is below the national average of $45,368.

Licensed Practical Nurse

CE Requirements for Licensed Practical Nurse
Average Salaries 2019

Licensed Practical Nurse Salary Kentucky

Hourly Average
$21
Monthly Average
$3,612
Annual Average
$43,348
Employed
1,830

U.S. Licensed Practical Nurse RN Salary

Hourly Average
$22
Monthly Average
$3,781
Annual Average
$45,368
Employed
420,690

U.S. National Average Salary

Hourly Average
$39
Monthly Average
$6,720
Annual Average
$80,636
Employed
2,372,730
Region

Bowling Green

Hourly Wage
$20.23
Annual Wage
$42,160

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox

Hourly Wage
$20.37
Annual Wage
$42,350

Lexington-Fayette

Hourly Wage
$21.50
Annual Wage
$44,560

Owensboro

Hourly Wage
$21.64
Annual Wage
$44,320

Nurse Anestheist Salary in Kentucky

Approximately 230 Nurse Anestheists are employed in the state of Kentucky. The average Nurse Anestheist's wage in Kentucky, at $161,220 annually, is below the national average of $170,692.

Nurse Anestheist

Average Salaries 2019

Nurse Anestheist Salary Kentucky

Hourly Average
$78
Monthly Average
$13,435
Annual Average
$161,220
Employed
230

U.S. Nurse Anestheist RN Salary

Hourly Average
$82
Monthly Average
$14,224
Annual Average
$170,692
Employed
15,200

U.S. National Average Salary

Hourly Average
$39
Monthly Average
$6,720
Annual Average
$80,636
Employed
2,372,730
Region

Lexington-Fayette

Hourly Wage
$74.82
Annual Wage
$161,220

Average Salary Comparison in Kentucky by Profession

Hourly Average
Weekly Average
Monthly Average
Annual Average
Registered Nurse
$30
$1,201
$5,203
$62,433
Nurse Practitioner
$49
$1,944
$8,424
$101,083
Licensed Practical Nurse
$21
$834
$3,612
$43,348
Nurse Anestheist
$78
$3,100
$13,435
$161,220

Registered Nurse Salary in Kentucky

Approximately 12,310 Registered Nurses are employed in the state of Kentucky. The average Registered Nurse's wage in Kentucky, at $62,433 annually, is below the national average of $68,608.

Average Salaries 2018
Hourly Average
Monthly Average
Annual Average
Employed
Registered Nurse Salary Kentucky
$30
$5,203
$62,433
12,310
U.S. Registered Nurse RN Salary
$33
$5,717
$68,608
1,831,960
U.S. National Average Salary for all professions listed
$39
$6,720
$80,636
2,372,730
Region
Hourly Wage
Annual Wage
Bowling Green
$28.83
$60,830
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox
$29.19
$61,530
Lexington-Fayette
$30.13
$63,810
Owensboro
$29.37
$63,560

Nurse Practitioner Salary in Kentucky

Approximately 900 Nurse Practitioners are employed in the state of Kentucky. The average Nurse Practitioner's wage in Kentucky, at $101,083 annually, is below the national average of $106,718.

Average Salaries 2018
Hourly Average
Monthly Average
Annual Average
Employed
Nurse Practitioner Salary Kentucky
$49
$8,424
$101,083
900
U.S. Nurse Practitioner RN Salary
$51
$8,893
$106,718
103,180
U.S. National Average Salary for all professions listed
$39
$6,720
$80,636
2,372,730
Region
Hourly Wage
Annual Wage
Bowling Green
$45.23
$98,790
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox
$48.19
$100,770
Lexington-Fayette
$45.57
$96,810
Owensboro
$50.76
$107,960

Licensed Practical Nurse Salary in Kentucky

Approximately 1,830 Licensed Practical Nurses are employed in the state of Kentucky. The average Licensed Practical Nurse's wage in Kentucky, at $43,348 annually, is below the national average of $45,368.

Average Salaries 2018
Hourly Average
Monthly Average
Annual Average
Employed
Licensed Practical Nurse Salary Kentucky
$21
$3,612
$43,348
1,830
U.S. Licensed Practical Nurse RN Salary
$22
$3,781
$45,368
420,690
U.S. National Average Salary for all professions listed
$39
$6,720
$80,636
2,372,730
Region
Hourly Wage
Annual Wage
Bowling Green
$20.23
$42,160
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox
$20.37
$42,350
Lexington-Fayette
$21.50
$44,560
Owensboro
$21.64
$44,320

Nurse Anestheist Salary in Kentucky

Approximately 230 Nurse Anestheists are employed in the state of Kentucky. The average Nurse Anestheist's wage in Kentucky, at $161,220 annually, is below the national average of $170,692.

Nurse Anestheist

Average Salaries 2018
Hourly Average
Monthly Average
Annual Average
Employed
Nurse Anestheist Salary Kentucky
$78
$13,435
$161,220
230
U.S. Nurse Anestheist RN Salary
$82
$14,224
$170,692
15,200
U.S. National Average Salary for all professions listed
$39
$6,720
$80,636
2,372,730
Region
Hourly Wage
Annual Wage
Lexington-Fayette
$74.82
$161,220