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Mechanical Engineer Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for mechanical engineers in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of mechanical engineers amongst Louisiana 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 Mechanical Engineers in Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,940
25th Percentile Wage
$68,930
50th Percentile Wage
$90,720
75th Percentile Wage
$125,850
90th Percentile Wage
$174,110

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineers in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $174,110. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $90,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,940.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.93
25th Percentile Wage
$33.14
50th Percentile Wage
$43.62
75th Percentile Wage
$60.51
90th Percentile Wage
$83.71

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mechanical engineers in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $83.71. The median hourly salary is $43.62. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.93.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201690,7202.68%6.99%
201588,290-0.34%-
201488,5905.54%-
201383,680-0.84%-
201284,380--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineers in Louisiana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in state of Louisiana ranges from $63,210 to $95,380. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in Louisiana is Lake Charles with a median annual salary of $95,380. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Baton Rouge (mean annual salary $95,080). The lowest paying area is Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $63,210.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake Charles
$95,380
Baton Rouge
$95,080
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$91,900
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$89,160
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$88,400
Monroe
$82,460
Lafayette
$80,800
Shreveport-Bossier City
$63,600
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$63,210


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