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Registered Nurses Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for registered nurses in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of registered nurses amongst 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 Registered Nurses in Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,770
25th Percentile Wage
$52,100
50th Percentile Wage
$61,300
75th Percentile Wage
$73,790
90th Percentile Wage
$84,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for registered nurses in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $84,400. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,770.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,300
0.78% 2.51%
2016
$60,820
1.71% -
2015
$59,780
1.56% -
2014
$58,850
-2.60% -
2013
$60,380
1.03% -
2012
$59,760
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Registered Nurses in Louisiana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of registered nurses in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of registered nurses in state of Louisiana ranges from $57,480 to $66,170. The highest paying area for registered nurses in Louisiana is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner with a median annual salary of $66,170. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is New Iberia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $62,000). The lowest paying area is Lake Charles with a median annual salary of $57,480.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$66,170
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$62,000
Monroe
$60,740
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$60,470
Alexandria
$60,430
Shreveport-Bossier City
$59,830
Lafayette
$59,620
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$59,360
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
$59,260
Baton Rouge
$58,160
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$57,690
Lake Charles
$57,480




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