Wages

Industry Jefferson Orleans Plaquemines St. Bernard St. Charles St. James St. John the Baptist St. Tammany Tangipahoa Washington
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting $1,547 $546 $628 * * $1,009 $598 $608 $669 $574
Mining $2,061 $2,719 $1,560 $1,682 $1,234 $896 $1,368 $1,901 $968 $652
Utilities $1,142 $1,450 $1,600 $1,131 $1,818 * $1,152 $1,047 $1,031 $932
Construction $1,049 $1,072 $1,043 $1,077 $1,070 $989 $1,060 $1,005 $850 $589
Manufacturing $1,063 $1,645 $1,562 $2,125 $1,833 $1,771 $1,602 $1,074 $703 $1,302
Wholesale trade $1,258 $1,315 $1,247 $1,523 $1,325 $1,187 $1,367 $1,456 $816 $696
Retail trade $536 $544 $521 $466 $562 $482 $494 $487 $479 $424
Transportation and warehousing $1,040 $1,173 $1,289 $1,461 $1,472 $1,246 $1,003 $1,378 $717 $738
Information $1,018 $1,200 * $1,617 $869 $460 $863 $975 $810 $829
Finance and insurance $1,193 $1,560 $922 $723 $824 $668 $988 $1,168 $3,081 $765
Real estate and rental and leasing $825 $871 $1,237 $681 $1,260 $879 $854 $762 $846 $427
Professional and technical services $1,496 $1,895 $1,566 $992 $1,436 $1,428 $1,097 $1,245 $1,106 $842
Management of companies and enterprises $1,311 $1,412 $1,294 $1,314 * * $765 $1,346 $3,841 *
Administrative and waste services $652 $980 $2,258 $775 $815 $757 $710 $647 $438 $464
Educational services * $952 $681 * * * * * $657 $590
Health care and social assistance $939 $929 $602 $679 $829 $701 $753 $862 $710 $623
Arts, entertainment, and recreation $1,938 $964 $378 $689 $254 $359 $272 $352 $264 $336
Accommodation and food services $342 $476 $581 $273 $240 $248 $271 $281 $246 $241
Other services, except public administration $634 $687 $534 $502 $675 $484 $770 $581 $433 $492
Public administration $1,034 $1,215 $1,009 $765 $1,047 $719 $813 $848 $715 $782

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis

  • Median Hourly Wage – the estimated 50th percentile of the distribution of wages based on data collected from employers in all industries. 50% of workers in an occupation earn less than the median wage, and 50% earn more than the median wage.
  • Mean Hourly Wage – the estimated hourly wages of an occupation divided by its estimated employment, i.e., the average hourly wage.
  • Mean Annual Wage – the estimated total annual wages of an occupation divided by its estimated employment, i.e., the average annual wage