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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 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 Legislators in Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,480
25th Percentile Wage
$17,590
50th Percentile Wage
$19,440
75th Percentile Wage
$35,330
90th Percentile Wage
$56,540

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 $56,540. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $19,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,480.

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
$19,440
3.65% 7.97%
2016
$18,730
2.83% -
2015
$18,200
0.38% -
2014
$18,130
-0.94% -
2013
$18,300
2.24% -
2012
$17,890
- -

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 $51,300. The highest paying area for legislators in Louisiana is Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux with a median annual salary of $51,300. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner (mean annual salary $25,580). The lowest paying area is Lake Charles with a median annual salary of $17,430.

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




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