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Lawyer Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for lawyers in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of lawyers among 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 Lawyers in Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,920
25th Percentile Wage
$60,940
50th Percentile Wage
$90,040
75th Percentile Wage
$123,520
90th Percentile Wage
$189,200

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $189,200. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $90,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,920.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22.08
25th Percentile Wage
$29.30
50th Percentile Wage
$43.29
75th Percentile Wage
$59.38
90th Percentile Wage
$90.96

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for lawyers in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $90.96. The median hourly salary is $43.29. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22.08.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201690,0400.92%-3.37%
201589,210-3.32%-
201492,1703.52%-
201388,930-4.66%-
201293,070--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Louisiana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of Louisiana ranges from $55,670 to $100,930. The highest paying area for lawyers in Louisiana is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner with a median annual salary of $100,930. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Baton Rouge (mean annual salary $94,660). The lowest paying area is Lake Charles with a median annual salary of $55,670.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$100,930
Baton Rouge
$94,660
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$84,460
Alexandria
$83,150
Lafayette
$75,740
Shreveport-Bossier City
$74,740
Monroe
$67,510
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$66,220
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
$65,620
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$63,630
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$57,540
Lake Charles
$55,670


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