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Veterinarians Salary Information in Louisiana

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,110
25th Percentile Wage
$61,990
50th Percentile Wage
$73,110
75th Percentile Wage
$87,170
90th Percentile Wage
$128,190

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for veterinarians in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $128,190. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,110.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$73,110
1.37% -6.05%
2016
$72,110
-5.96% -
2015
$76,410
2.67% -
2014
$74,370
-0.17% -
2013
$74,500
-4.07% -
2012
$77,530
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Veterinarians in Louisiana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of veterinarians in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of veterinarians in state of Louisiana ranges from $38,660 to $99,070. The highest paying area for veterinarians in Louisiana is Monroe with a median annual salary of $99,070. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux (mean annual salary $94,280). The lowest paying area is New Iberia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Monroe
$99,070
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$94,280
Lafayette
$81,460
Shreveport-Bossier City
$78,280
Lake Charles
$75,930
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$74,570
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$73,860
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$71,990
Baton Rouge
$67,550
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$38,660




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