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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 among Louisiana cities 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 Mechanical Engineers in Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,520
25th Percentile Wage
$66,930
50th Percentile Wage
$88,100
75th Percentile Wage
$119,050
90th Percentile Wage
$158,980

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 $158,980. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $88,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,520.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$88,100
-2.97% 4.22%
2016
$90,720
2.68% -
2015
$88,290
-0.34% -
2014
$88,590
5.54% -
2013
$83,680
-0.84% -
2012
$84,380
- -

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 $96,610. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in Louisiana is Lake Charles with a median annual salary of $96,610. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Baton Rouge (mean annual salary $95,390). The lowest paying area is Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $63,210.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake Charles
$96,610
Baton Rouge
$95,390
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$88,400
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$88,000
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$87,250
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$86,910
Monroe
$82,460
Lafayette
$74,560
Shreveport-Bossier City
$65,430
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$63,210




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