Highest and Lowest Paid Parishes in Louisiana

Incomes are rising across the nation and in Louisiana, workers are making nearly 7% more than we were pulling in a year ago. The latest federal dat...

November 30, 2022
3:02 AM

Incomes are rising across the nation and in Louisiana, workers are making nearly 7% more than we were pulling in a year ago. The latest federal data shows the average income in the Bayou State for 2021 was $54,217. This compares to $50,809 in 2020. This puts Louisiana at #41 in the nation for salaries. The national average is $64,143.If you check this same report from 10 years ago, Louisiana residents were making just over $39,000 in 2011. But we ranked 31st in the nation. So our salaries have gone up, but incomes in other states have also gone up and in many cases, the dollars have surpassed what workers in Louisiana have been getting for increases.

Erin Mccarty