Registered Nurse Salary in Louisiana

Louisiana is the one of the most populous and widely spread state in US. Registered nurses are certified by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. The state does not provide extremely high salary packages. As per the May 2018 statistics of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), around 43,110 RNs were employed, and the employment per 1000 jobs was 22.526. The Mean annual income of registered nurses (RN) was estimated to be $63,970 while the mean hourly wages is $30.76.

As per, the average hourly salary of RNs in this state, as of September 27, 2019, was $32.18. The standard RN salary for job postings is 16% lower in Louisiana as compared to the average nurse salary in the US. Registered nurse salary in Louisiana is affected by several aspects, like working hours, work settings, education level, experience, geographic location, etc. Therefore, in order to gain the lucrative benefits of this high-profile profession, complete your education from an authorized school and clear the licensing examination.

Yearly/Annual RN Salary in Louisiana (LA) Salary on Different Percentile Brackets

The table below exhibits wages of RNs on different percentile brackets. At different percentile levels, the income of registered nurses was also different.

  • 90% of RNs made less than $83,020; 10% made more than $83,020.
  • 75% of registered nurses earned less than $74,260; the remaining 25% earned more than $74,260.
  • 50% of the employees earned less than $62,400; the rest of 50% earned more than $62,400.
  • 25% of RNs were paid annual wages less than $53,250; 75% were paid more than $53,250.
  • 10% of employees were offered less than $43,840; 90% were offered more than $43,840.

Percentile Bracket

Annual Wages











Information Source- The Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of May 2018)

Salary as per Geographical Location

According to August 27, 2019 report, the cities that paid highest per year salaries to Registered Nurse and connected positions were Marrero, Metairie and New Orleans, and a slightly lower annual salary was offered by Kenner. In the same period, the city that paid the minimum salary was Alexandria.

Name of the City

Average Annual Salary – RN I

Average Annual Salary – RN II

Average Annual Salary – RN III

Average Annual Salary – Head Nurse

Alexandria, LA





Baton Rouge, LA





Bossier City, LA





Houma, LA





Kenner, LA





La Place, LA





Lafayette, LA





Lake Charles, LA





Marrero, LA





Metairie, LA





Monroe, LA





New Iberia, LA





New Orleans, LA





Shreveport, LA





Information Source- as of August 27, 2019 (RN-I, RN-II, RN-III, Head Nurse)

Salary of Similar Job Titles

The salary of a registered nurse depends on a number of factors, especially on their position. There are a number of job titles in the nursing field, and you can attain any of them by gaining advance education and experience. According to, in September 2019, Registered Nurse Manager earned a average monthly salary of $6,314. At the same time, Psychiatric Nurse obtained a mean hourly income of $64.42. Coming to the weekly wages, Registered Nurse – Medical/Surgical got the minimum weekly mean salary of $1,178 and Registered Nurse – Operating Room received the highest salary of $1,701/week.

Registered Nurse – Medical/Surgical$1,178/week
Registered Nurse – Operating Room$1,701/week
Registered Nurse – Dialysis$1,430/week
Registered Nurse – Endoscopy$1,689/week
Registered Nurse – ICU$1,481/week
Registered Nurse – Pediatrics$1,404/week
Registered Nurse – Oncology$1,498/week
Registered Nurse – Home Health$1,519/week
Travel Nurse$1,403/week
Interventional Radiology Nurse$1,624/week
Progressive Care Nurse$1,484/week
OB/GYN Nurse$1,526/week
Labor and Delivery Nurse$1,449/week
Psychiatric Nurse$64.42/hour
Registered Nurse Manager$6,314/month

Information Source- (as of September 2019)

Other Benefits for RNs

RNs can enjoy the following additional benefits apart from their salary:

  • Vacations
  • Personal time off
  • Pension benefits
  • Vision coverage
  • Paid holidays
  • Medical care
  • Maternity leaves
  • Annual bonus

Job Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor, BLS  had anticipated registered nursing to be a rapidly growing profession in the years to come. Between 2016 to 2026, there will be 438,100 additional RN requirements throughout the country. Overall, the job prospects are excellent and lucrative. All you need is to put the right amount of efforts and grab every opportunity coming your way.

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