Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) amongst 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 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) in Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,680
25th Percentile Wage
$63,970
50th Percentile Wage
$101,200
75th Percentile Wage
$138,350
90th Percentile Wage
$184,640

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $184,640. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $101,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,680.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$101,200
14.40% 11.47%
2016
$86,630
7.96% -
2015
$79,730
-1.03% -
2014
$80,550
-12.25% -
2013
$90,420
0.92% -
2012
$89,590
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) in Louisiana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in state of Louisiana ranges from $62,650 to $120,820. The highest paying area for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Louisiana is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner with a median annual salary of $120,820. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Lafayette (mean annual salary $112,300). The lowest paying area is Shreveport-Bossier City with a median annual salary of $62,650.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$120,820
Lafayette
$112,300
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$85,700
Baton Rouge
$65,880
Shreveport-Bossier City
$62,650




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