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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of legislators from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner|| |
|Shreveport-Bossier City|| |
|Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Baton Rouge|| |
|Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area|| |
|New Iberia nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Hammond nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Lake Charles|| |