How Much do Registered Nurses Make in Louisiana?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurses in Louisiana earn an average of $65,850 a year, equivalent to $31.66 an hour.

This is 15% less than registered nurses nationwide, but it is 49% more than the typical Louisiana worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Louisiana Registered Nurse Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $41.30 $85,910
75th $36.48 $75,890
50th $30.79 $64,040
25th $26.47 $55,060
10th $22.65 $47,120
Louisiana Registered Nurses Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Alexandria $32.05 $66,670
Baton Rouge $29.94 $62,280
Hammond $32.00 $66,550
Houma $30.60 $63,640
Lafayette $29.30 $60,940
Lake Charles $29.58 $61,530
Monroe $30.42 $63,270
New Orleans $33.41 $69,500
Shreveport $32.19 $66,950
Louisiana Registered Nurse Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $31.66 $65,850
2018 $30.76 $63,970
2017 $30.56 $63,560
2016 $30.47 $63,370
2015 $30.03 $62,450
2014 $28.96 $60,230
2013 $29.70 $61,780
2012 $29.45 $61,260