Engineers in Louisiana
Want to work in Louisiana as an Engineer? Read this first!
You’re in luck! Jobs for Engineers in Louisiana are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Engineers in Louisiana is growing faster than average.
Engineers in Louisiana earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Engineers Work in Louisiana?
In Louisiana, there were 5,400 people working as Engineers in the year 2018.
There were 4,580 Engineers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 820 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 1,540 Engineers working in it, which means Louisiana has more Engineers than average.
Job Projections for Louisiana
Jobs for Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 10.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.4%.
Louisiana Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 290 annual Engineers job openings in Louisiana, and 4,090 total jobs in the year 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 9,500 annual jobs and 141,000 total jobs in 2026.
What do Engineers Make in Louisiana?
In 2018 wages for Engineers ranged from $49,780 to $145,700 with $81,990 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $23.93 to $70.05. The median hourly rate was $39.42.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $38.87 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $0.55.
The median salary in Louisiana is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Louisiana Metros for Engineers
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Engineers.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|New Orleans-Metairie, LA||1,670||$93,550|
|Baton Rouge, LA||1,650||$80,450|
|Lake Charles, LA||360||$90,390|
|Shreveport-Bossier City, LA||270||$65,680|
Top States for Engineers Employment
The table below shows the states where most Engineers work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||2,640||$141,320|
Below are the states where Engineers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$141,320|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Rémi Kaupp under License
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