Speech-Language Pathologists Salary Information in Louisiana

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

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Speech-Language Pathologists in Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,730
25th Percentile Wage
$51,230
50th Percentile Wage
$61,400
75th Percentile Wage
$81,040
90th Percentile Wage
$102,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for speech-language pathologists in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $102,510. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,730.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of speech-language pathologists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,400
5.10% 9.89%
2016
$58,270
0.10% -
2015
$58,210
3.02% -
2014
$56,450
1.13% -
2013
$55,810
0.86% -
2012
$55,330
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Speech-Language Pathologists in Louisiana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of speech-language pathologists in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of speech-language pathologists in state of Louisiana ranges from $53,910 to $72,170. The highest paying area for speech-language pathologists in Louisiana is Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $72,170. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Lake Charles (mean annual salary $71,480). The lowest paying area is Hammond nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $53,910.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$72,170
Lake Charles
$71,480
Shreveport-Bossier City
$69,290
Baton Rouge
$68,010
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$65,880
Monroe
$62,830
Alexandria
$60,810
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$58,880
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$57,690
Lafayette
$55,310
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$54,510
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
$53,910




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