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Civil Engineer Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for civil engineers in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of civil engineers amongst Louisiana cities 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 Civil Engineers in Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,850
25th Percentile Wage
$70,240
50th Percentile Wage
$91,730
75th Percentile Wage
$113,360
90th Percentile Wage
$137,880

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for civil engineers in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $137,880. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $91,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,850.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26.37
25th Percentile Wage
$33.77
50th Percentile Wage
$44.10
75th Percentile Wage
$54.50
90th Percentile Wage
$66.29

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for civil engineers in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $66.29. The median hourly salary is $44.10. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26.37.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201691,7304.19%6.04%
201587,8900.06%-
201487,8400.22%-
201387,6501.67%-
201286,190--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Civil Engineers in Louisiana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of civil engineers in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of civil engineers in state of Louisiana ranges from $67,620 to $104,500. The highest paying area for civil engineers in Louisiana is Lake Charles with a median annual salary of $104,500. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Hammond nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $102,620). The lowest paying area is New Iberia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $67,620.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake Charles
$104,500
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
$102,620
Baton Rouge
$95,310
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$92,150
Alexandria
$90,070
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$89,820
Lafayette
$82,910
Monroe
$82,670
Shreveport-Bossier City
$81,470
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$78,100
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$75,070
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$67,620



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