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Legislator Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for legislators in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of legislators 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Legislators in Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,240
25th Percentile Wage
$17,170
50th Percentile Wage
$18,730
75th Percentile Wage
$26,030
90th Percentile Wage
$49,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $49,770. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $18,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,240.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for legislators in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201618,7302.83%4.48%
201518,2000.38%-
201418,130-0.94%-
201318,3002.24%-
201217,890--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Legislators in Louisiana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of legislators in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of legislators in state of Louisiana ranges from $17,430 to $46,510. The highest paying area for legislators in Louisiana is Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux with a median annual salary of $46,510. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner (mean annual salary $19,920). The lowest paying area is Lake Charles with a median annual salary of $17,430.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$46,510
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$19,920
Shreveport-Bossier City
$18,670
Alexandria
$18,360
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$18,220
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$18,140
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$17,870
Baton Rouge
$17,720
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
$17,600
Lake Charles
$17,430


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