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Nurse Practitioners Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for nurse practitioners in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of nurse practitioners 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Nurse Practitioners in Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$63,620
25th Percentile Wage
$77,740
50th Percentile Wage
$94,430
75th Percentile Wage
$115,150
90th Percentile Wage
$133,030

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for nurse practitioners in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $133,030. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $94,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $63,620.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$94,430
-0.73% 1.98%
2016
$95,120
1.94% -
2015
$93,270
0.02% -
2014
$93,250
1.64% -
2013
$91,720
-0.92% -
2012
$92,560
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Nurse Practitioners in Louisiana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of nurse practitioners in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of nurse practitioners in state of Louisiana ranges from $74,850 to $109,740. The highest paying area for nurse practitioners in Louisiana is Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $109,740. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Alexandria (mean annual salary $105,520). The lowest paying area is Monroe with a median annual salary of $74,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$109,740
Alexandria
$105,520
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$102,760
Shreveport-Bossier City
$96,790
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$96,630
Baton Rouge
$95,840
Lake Charles
$95,510
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$94,610
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$94,170
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
$92,920
Lafayette
$86,390
Monroe
$74,850




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