Other Plant and System Operator Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for other plant and system operators in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of other plant and system operators 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 Other Plant and System Operators in Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,340
25th Percentile Wage
$36,940
50th Percentile Wage
$48,020
75th Percentile Wage
$62,570
90th Percentile Wage
$77,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for other plant and system operators in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $77,250. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,340.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of other plant and system operators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$48,020
-5.56% -2.69%
2016
$50,690
1.03% -
2015
$50,170
1.75% -
2014
$49,290
-11.34% -
2013
$54,880
10.15% -
2012
$49,310
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Other Plant and System Operators in Louisiana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of other plant and system operators in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of other plant and system operators in state of Louisiana ranges from $39,420 to $71,130. The highest paying area for other plant and system operators in Louisiana is Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $71,130. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Alexandria (mean annual salary $70,790). The lowest paying area is Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux with a median annual salary of $39,420.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$71,130
Alexandria
$70,790
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$61,210
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$56,270
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$48,240
Baton Rouge
$44,790
Lafayette
$42,410
Shreveport-Bossier City
$40,700
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$39,420




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