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Accountants and Auditors in Louisiana

Want to work in Louisiana as an Accountant or Auditor? Read this first!

11.8% Jobs Projection
$61,200 Median Salary
1,250 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Accountants and Auditors in Louisiana are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Accountants and Auditors in Louisiana is growing faster than average.

  • Accountants and Auditors in Louisiana earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Accountants and Auditors Work in Louisiana?

In Louisiana, there were 10,390 people working as Accountants and Auditors in the year 2018.

There were 10,380 Accountants and Auditors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Accountants and Auditors in LA Employment Trend

The typical state has 13,650 Accountants and Auditors working in it, which means Louisiana has fewer Accountants and Auditors than average.

Accountants and Auditors in LA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Louisiana

Jobs for Accountants and Auditors in this state are growing at a rate of 11.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.0%.

Job Projections for Accountants and Auditors: Nation vs. LA

Louisiana Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 1,250 annual Accountants and Auditors job openings in Louisiana, and 13,470 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 141,800 annual jobs and 1,537,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Accountants and Auditors Make in Louisiana?

In 2018 wages for Accountants and Auditors ranged from $41,030 to $100,620 with $61,200 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.73 to $48.38. The median hourly rate was $29.42.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $29.05 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.37.

The median salary in Louisiana is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Accountants and Auditors Earnings: LA vs. National Average

Top Louisiana Metros for Accountants and Auditors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Accountants and Auditors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 3,560 $66,880
Baton Rouge, LA 2,280 $60,020
Lafayette, LA 1,070 $61,360
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 930 $54,430
Monroe, LA 460 $60,850
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 400 $59,880
Lake Charles, LA 390 $60,260
Alexandria, LA 340 $57,790
Hammond, LA 170 $58,860

Top States for Accountants and Auditors Employment

The table below shows the states where most Accountants and Auditors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 148,600 $75,690
Texas 115,270 $72,860
New York 110,780 $83,250
Florida 71,940 $62,270
Illinois 53,280 $71,470
Pennsylvania 51,720 $67,480
Ohio 45,670 $64,630
Virginia 41,230 $76,490
New Jersey 37,370 $81,190
Georgia 37,200 $68,870
Colorado 36,290 $72,940
Massachusetts 35,360 $74,890
Michigan 33,610 $65,850
North Carolina 33,020 $69,840
Washington 32,870 $70,600
Missouri 25,090 $63,640
Maryland 25,020 $74,030
Minnesota 22,960 $66,240
Wisconsin 22,610 $63,390
Indiana 20,100 $64,380

Below are the states where Accountants and Auditors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $91,890
New York $83,250
New Jersey $81,190
Rhode Island $76,770
Virginia $76,490
Connecticut $76,450
California $75,690
Alaska $75,590
Massachusetts $74,890
Maryland $74,030


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