Average Labor and Delivery Nurse Salary in Louisiana

Labor and delivery nurses in Louisiana earn an average of $65,971 per year (or $31.72 per hour).

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18% lower than the national average
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Louisiana labor and delivery nurses earn 18% lower than the national average salary for labor and delivery nurses, at $80,731 (or $38.81 per hour).

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Labor and delivery nurse salary range in Louisiana

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $88,449 $42
75th Percentile $72,767 $34
Median $60,412 $29
25th Percentile $56,757 $27

80% of Louisiana labor and delivery nurses earn between $45,855 and $88,449.

Cost-of-living adjusted labor and delivery nurse salary in Louisiana

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Louisiana labor and delivery nurses earn about $71,166 per year. Cost-of-living in Louisiana is 7% lower than the national average, meaning they face lower prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Louisiana for labor and delivery nurses

Metairie, LA $69,149 per year
Bossier City, LA $66,205 per year

Louisiana nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where labor and delivery nurses are paid the highest is Metairie, where the average labor and delivery nurses salary is $69,149 and 13,960 registered nurses are currently employed. The Bossier City area comes in second, with a $66,205 average labor and delivery nurse salary and 5,910 registered nurses employed.

Labor and delivery nurses salaries in other states

California $123,414 per year
Oregon $100,526 per year
Massachusetts $87,353 per year
Washington $97,794 per year
New York $93,320 per year
Nevada $92,921 per year
New Jersey $93,766 per year
Connecticut $93,737 per year
Minnesota $86,110 per year
Maryland $84,813 per year

How much do other nurses get paid in Louisiana?

Rehab Nurse $83,087 per year
Orthopedics Nurse $82,110 per year
Primary Care Nurse $81,132 per year
Radiology Nurse $79,910 per year
Nurse Manager $75,785 per year
OR Nurse $74,290 per year
Pain Management Nurse $74,290 per year
Substance Abuse Nurse $74,290 per year
Trauma Nurse $74,290 per year
Home Health Nurse $74,094 per year

At a $65,971 average annual salary, labor and delivery nurses in Louisiana tend to earn less than rehab nurses ($83,087), orthopedics nurses ($82,110), primary care nurses ($81,132), radiology nurses ($79,910), nurse managers ($75,785), OR nurses ($74,290), pain management nurses ($74,290), substance abuse nurses ($74,290), trauma nurses ($74,290), and home health nurses ($74,094).

More about labor and delivery nurses

A labor and delivery nurse works with women before, during and after delivery. They help to educate parents about their new child. Their actual job description varies depending on the hospital's location and size.

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Data sources: rn salary data, cost of living data, proprietary data from Incredible Health