HR Salary in Louisiana

With double-digit job growth projected among human resources managers (11.2%), training and development managers (12.5%), and training and development specialists (13.5%) and competitive salaries across the board, Louisiana’s human resources field is stronger than ever. It’s no wonder that many of the state’s HR professions ranked among Louisiana’s star jobs by the Louisiana Workforce Commission in 2019.

With the right degree under your belt you, too, can become part of the dynamic field of human resources in Louisiana.

Human Resources Management Salaries in Louisiana

Jobs in human resources management in Louisiana are reserved for those with advanced levels of education and experience, and their salaries reflect this high level of expertise and skill. The top earners in this field (those in the top 10%) all earn salaries that are well into the six digits. Compensation and benefits managers earn $125,710, human resources managers earn $132,200, and training and development managers earn $124,170 at this level.

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The following tables provide a closer look at what HR management professionals in Louisiana can expect to earn in the state’s largest metro areas of New Orleans and Baton Rouge:

New Orleans

The highest earners among HR management professionals in the New Orleans metro area are compensation and benefits managers, who earn a median salary of $85,320. However, human resources managers are close behind, earning a median salary of $84,990.

Occupation
Employment
Hourly median wage
Compensation and Benefits Managers
40
41.02
Human Resources Managers
490
40.86
Training and Development Managers
120
35.18

 

Baton Rouge

Training and development managers in Baton Rouge are the top earners in Louisiana, boasting a median salary of $80,280 – that’s about $7,000 higher than their counterparts in the New Orleans metro area.

Occupation
Employment
Hourly median wage
Compensation and Benefits Managers
60
35.75
Human Resources Managers
380
39.23
Training and Development Managers
90
38.60

 

Human Resources Specialist and Assistant Salaries in Louisiana

The state’s specialists and assistants in human resources enjoy salaries that fall in the upper $30,000s to lower $50,000s at the median level. For example, human resources assistants earn a median salary of $38,070, while training and development specialists earn a median salary of $50,030.

The following tables provide a closer look into what HR specialists and assistants in Louisiana’s largest metro areas of New Orleans and Baton Rouge earn at all levels:

New Orleans

The largest number of human resources professionals are human resources specialists in New Orleans, at 1,360, followed by training and development specialists, at 940.

Occupation
Employment
Hourly median wage
Human Resources Specialists
1360
26.74
Labor Relations Specialists
50
27.61
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
270
21.87
Training and Development Specialists
940
24.02
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
350
19.69

 

Baton Rouge

The highest earners among Baton Rouge’s HR specialist and assistant professions are training and development specialists, who earn a median salary of $53,250.

Occupation
Employment
Hourly median wage
Human Resources Specialists
930
24.59
Labor Relations Specialists
-
13.60
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
460
23.76
Training and Development Specialists
550
25.60
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
270
18.13

 

Salary and employment data compiled by the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics in May of 2018 for human resources managers, specialists, and assistants – https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_la.htm#11-9111. The BLS salary data shown here represents median – 90th percentile salary ranges for the state and its MSAs (Metropolitan Statistical Areas) and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. 

 Job growth projections sourced from the Louisiana Workforce Commission and published in the U.S. Department of Labor-funded Long Term Occupational Projections (2016-2026) database – https://projectionscentral.com/Projections/LongTerm. Employment conditions in your area may vary.

All salary and job growth data accessed in September 2019.

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