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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,800
25th Percentile Wage
$48,230
50th Percentile Wage
$59,470
75th Percentile Wage
$75,760
90th Percentile Wage
$97,120

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 $97,120. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,800.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.14
25th Percentile Wage
$23.19
50th Percentile Wage
$28.59
75th Percentile Wage
$36.42
90th Percentile Wage
$46.69

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for accountants and auditors in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $46.69. The median hourly salary is $28.59. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.14.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of accountants and auditors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201659,4701.85%5.13%
201558,3701.73%-
201457,3600.21%-
201357,2401.43%-
201256,420--

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 $43,200 to $61,110. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in Louisiana is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner with a median annual salary of $61,110. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux (mean annual salary $60,780). The lowest paying area is Hammond nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $43,200.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$61,110
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$60,780
Monroe
$60,750
Lafayette
$59,480
Baton Rouge
$59,040
Shreveport-Bossier City
$58,770
Lake Charles
$58,760
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$58,280
Alexandria
$56,000
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$51,630
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$50,990
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
$43,200


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