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Pipelayers Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for pipelayers in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of pipelayers among 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 Pipelayers in Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,300
25th Percentile Wage
$31,080
50th Percentile Wage
$40,500
75th Percentile Wage
$57,150
90th Percentile Wage
$72,700

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pipelayers in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $72,700. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,300.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.20
25th Percentile Wage
$14.94
50th Percentile Wage
$19.47
75th Percentile Wage
$27.48
90th Percentile Wage
$34.95

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for pipelayers in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $34.95. The median hourly salary is $19.47. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.20.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201640,5003.28%28.49%
201539,17019.15%-
201431,6707.99%-
201329,1400.62%-
201228,960--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Pipelayers in Louisiana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of pipelayers in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of pipelayers in state of Louisiana ranges from $22,680 to $48,010. The highest paying area for pipelayers in Louisiana is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner with a median annual salary of $48,010. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Shreveport-Bossier City (mean annual salary $34,930). The lowest paying area is Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $22,680.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$48,010
Shreveport-Bossier City
$34,930
Baton Rouge
$34,390
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$30,060
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$29,170
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$22,680



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