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Legislator Salary Information in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The annual and hourly salary statistics of legislators in Baton Rouge, Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of legislators in Baton Rouge is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Legislators in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,080
25th Percentile Wage
$16,900
50th Percentile Wage
$18,250
75th Percentile Wage
$19,690
90th Percentile Wage
$36,630

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $36,630. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $18,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $16,080.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$18,250
2.90% 3.29%
2016
$17,720
-0.56% -
2015
$17,820
0.62% -
2014
$17,710
0.23% -
2013
$17,670
0.11% -
2012
$17,650
- -

Table 3. Compare Legislator Salary in Baton Rouge with Other Louisiana Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $18,250 in Baton Rouge is in the middle of salary range for legislators in state of Louisiana. In comparison, the annual salary of legislators in Baton Rouge is 64.4 percent (64.4%) lower than that in the highest paying Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux and 4.5 percent (4.5%) higher than that in the lowest paying Lake Charles.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$51,300
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$25,580
Shreveport-Bossier City
$19,240
Alexandria
$19,120
Lafayette
$18,700
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$18,310
Baton Rouge
$18,250
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$18,220
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$18,140
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
$17,600
Lake Charles
$17,430



See also: Top paying jobs in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.