How Much do Construction Laborers Make in Louisiana?

Do construction laborers in Louisiana make a lot of money? What is the average pay for Louisiana construction laborers?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction laborers in Louisiana earn an average of $35,660 a year, equivalent to $17.14 an hour.

This is 15% less than construction laborers nationwide and 19% less than the typical Louisiana worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Louisiana Construction Laborer Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $24.67 $51,320
75th $19.42 $40,390
50th $16.35 $34,000
25th $13.34 $27,750
10th $10.98 $22,840
Louisiana Construction Laborers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Alexandria $15.22 $31,660
Baton Rouge $17.06 $35,480
Hammond $14.42 $29,990
Houma $14.95 $31,090
Lafayette $16.86 $35,070
Monroe $15.38 $31,990
New Orleans $15.65 $32,550
Shreveport $14.98 $31,150
Louisiana Construction Laborer Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $17.14 $35,660
2018 $16.89 $35,120
2017 $16.40 $34,110
2016 $15.07 $31,350
2015 $14.64 $30,440
2014 $14.38 $29,910
2013 $13.62 $28,330
2012 $13.38 $27,830
2011 $12.89 $26,820