How Much do Firefighters Make in Louisiana?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, firefighters in Louisiana earn an average of $31,150 a year, equivalent to $14.98 an hour.

This is 43% less than firefighters nationwide and 29% less than the typical Louisiana worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Louisiana Firefighter Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $23.49 $48,870
75th $17.85 $37,130
50th $13.53 $28,140
25th $10.92 $22,710
10th $9.41 $19,570
Louisiana Firefighters Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Alexandria $15.67 $32,590
Baton Rouge $14.24 $29,630
Hammond $12.18 $25,320
Houma $12.98 $26,990
Lafayette $14.77 $30,720
Lake Charles $17.09 $35,550
Monroe $12.65 $26,320
New Orleans $14.86 $30,900
Shreveport $18.98 $39,470
Louisiana Firefighter Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $14.98 $31,150
2018 $14.71 $30,600
2017 $15.73 $32,710
2016 $16.12 $33,530
2015 $15.96 $33,210
2014 $16.53 $34,390
2013 $16.15 $33,600
2012 $16.32 $33,950
2011 $15.23 $31,670