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Computer Programmers Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for computer programmers in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of computer programmers among Louisiana metropolitan 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 Computer Programmers in Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,130
25th Percentile Wage
$49,220
50th Percentile Wage
$63,990
75th Percentile Wage
$85,790
90th Percentile Wage
$103,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer programmers in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $103,410. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,130.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.78
25th Percentile Wage
$23.67
50th Percentile Wage
$30.77
75th Percentile Wage
$41.25
90th Percentile Wage
$49.72

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for computer programmers in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $49.72. The median hourly salary is $30.77. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.78.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201663,9900.55%8.72%
201563,6402.73%-
201461,900-0.11%-
201361,9705.74%-
201258,410--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Computer Programmers in Louisiana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of computer programmers in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of computer programmers in state of Louisiana ranges from $58,020 to $68,460. The highest paying area for computer programmers in Louisiana is New Iberia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $68,460. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $67,140). The lowest paying area is Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux with a median annual salary of $58,020.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$68,460
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$67,140
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$65,920
Lafayette
$65,660
Baton Rouge
$65,650
Shreveport-Bossier City
$63,930
Lake Charles
$63,260
Monroe
$61,950
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$58,020


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