Accountant and Auditor Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for accountants and auditors in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of accountants and auditors among Louisiana areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Accountants and Auditors in Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,490
25th Percentile Wage
$48,710
50th Percentile Wage
$60,430
75th Percentile Wage
$77,380
90th Percentile Wage
$100,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $100,410. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,490.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of accountants and auditors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$60,430
1.59% 6.64%
2016
$59,470
1.85% -
2015
$58,370
1.73% -
2014
$57,360
0.21% -
2013
$57,240
1.43% -
2012
$56,420
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Accountants and Auditors in Louisiana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in state of Louisiana ranges from $42,810 to $65,130. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in Louisiana is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner with a median annual salary of $65,130. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux (mean annual salary $61,880). The lowest paying area is Hammond nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $42,810.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$65,130
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$61,880
Lafayette
$61,210
Monroe
$60,440
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$58,570
Baton Rouge
$58,560
Lake Charles
$58,160
Alexandria
$57,980
Shreveport-Bossier City
$57,600
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$51,570
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$49,420
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
$42,810




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