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The Aerospace & Defense Industry in Kentucky

Aerospace & Defense Workforce in 2021

Total Jobs Supported By A&D in Kentucky13,233
Direct Employment6,373
Supply Chain Employment6,860
Kentucky’s Share of the National A&D Workforce0.63%
Average Wage of an A&D Employee in Kentucky$78,969
Total Wages Paid Out to A&D Employees (In Millions)$1,045

Sales and Economic Output (2021)

Total Economic Output (In Millions)$5,647
A&D’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Contribution (In Millions)$1,943
Direct Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Contribution (In Millions)$1,225
Supply Chain Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Contribution (In Millions)$718
A&D’s GDP Contribution as a Percent of Total State GDP0.82%
State & Local Tax Contribution (In Millions)$61
Federal Tax Contribution (In Millions)$161

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