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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Computer Programmers in Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,630
25th Percentile Wage
$49,570
50th Percentile Wage
$62,730
75th Percentile Wage
$85,210
90th Percentile Wage
$102,140

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 $102,140. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,630.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,730
-2.01% 6.89%
2016
$63,990
0.55% -
2015
$63,640
2.73% -
2014
$61,900
-0.11% -
2013
$61,970
5.74% -
2012
$58,410
- -

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 $55,150 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 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner (mean annual salary $67,410). The lowest paying area is Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $55,150.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$68,460
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$67,410
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$67,140
Alexandria
$65,880
Lake Charles
$64,050
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$63,500
Lafayette
$61,770
Shreveport-Bossier City
$60,910
Monroe
$60,020
Baton Rouge
$59,090
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
$55,590
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$55,150




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