How Much do Economists Make in Louisiana?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, economists in Louisiana earn an average of $108,660 a year, equivalent to $52.24 an hour.

This is 7% less than economists nationwide, but it is 146% more than the typical Louisiana worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Louisiana Economist Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $73.46 $152,800
75th $59.41 $123,570
50th $53.03 $110,300
25th $44.67 $92,910
10th $33.83 $70,370
Louisiana Economists Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
New Orleans $52.62 $109,450
Louisiana Economist Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $52.24 $108,660
2018 $49.55 $103,070
2017 $47.50 $98,800
2016 $52.47 $109,130
2015 $46.80 $97,340
2014 $51.53 $107,190
2013 $46.66 $97,060
2012 $39.48 $82,120
2011 $38.31 $79,690