Project Management Jobs in Louisiana

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Louisiana Ranks:
16
in the US for Architectural and Engineering Managers median annual salary
25
in the US for Industrial Production Managers median annual salary
33
in the US for Construction Managers median annual salary
44
in the US for Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers median annual salary
46
in the US for Natural Sciences Managers median annual salary
48
in the US for Computer and Information Systems Managers median annual salary

Cajun culture flourishes in the state of Louisiana, known for its Mardi Gras celebrations, music, and distinctive cuisine. When it comes to employment, jobs for project management professionals can be found in the major metropolitan areas, particularly in the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette regions. Architectural and engineering managers in the greater New Orleans area fare well, earning over $141,000 per year on average, which is 113% of the national median salary. Wages in this field dip as low as $82,000 in Alexandria. In Lafayette, construction managers receive over $94,000 on average, or 114% of the median. Industrial production managers in Baton Rouge report salaries of around $108,000, or 121% of the U.S. median. The statistics are not as promising for computer and information systems managers, who earn as low as $61,000 per year in Lake Charles, a mere 51% of the national average.

State-Level Statistics

Occupation Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Construction Managers 3,790 $74,930 91%
Architectural and Engineering Managers 2,030 $125,580 101%
Industrial Production Managers 1,840 $88,350 99%
Computer and Information Systems Managers 1,560 $84,240 70%
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 1,300 $68,660 84%
Natural Sciences Managers 430 $87,280 75%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

City-Level Statistics

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Statistics for Architectural and Engineering Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 890 $141,190 113%
Baton Rouge, LA 490 $120,860 97%
Lafayette, LA 160 $113,840 91%
Lake Charles, LA 130 $121,070 97%
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 60 $106,370 85%
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 60 $111,310 89%
Alexandria, LA 30 $82,370 66%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Computer and Information Systems Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 580 $88,680 73%
Baton Rouge, LA 380 $93,710 77%
Lafayette, LA 130 $77,600 64%
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 100 $88,100 73%
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 50 $78,610 65%
Lake Charles, LA 40 $61,760 51%
Monroe, LA 30 $79,710 66%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Construction Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 1,520 $75,560 91%
Baton Rouge, LA 770 $75,880 92%
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 180 $68,830 83%
Lafayette, LA 150 $94,560 114%
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 140 $67,680 82%
Alexandria, LA 120 $72,020 87%
Monroe, LA 80 $68,960 83%
Lake Charles, LA 0 $75,520 91%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Industrial Production Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 470 $95,680 107%
Baton Rouge, LA 430 $108,360 121%
Lake Charles, LA 160 $71,980 81%
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 140 $70,660 79%
Lafayette, LA 120 $86,780 97%
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 100 $65,930 74%
Monroe, LA 60 $82,450 92%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Natural Sciences Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Baton Rouge, LA 130 $77,830 67%
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 120 $98,190 85%
Alexandria, LA 50 $82,560 71%
Lafayette, LA 40 $82,540 71%
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 0 $88,930 77%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 350 $75,610 92%
Baton Rouge, LA 270 $76,020 93%
Lafayette, LA 110 $69,460 85%
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 90 $80,150 98%
Monroe, LA 70 $75,570 92%
Lake Charles, LA 50 $73,280 90%
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 0 $56,280 69%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Data source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012