Louisiana state government salary
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This page describes the compensation, salaries, and benefits that Louisiana's public employees receive from state and local government.
See also: Louisiana state employee salaries
Elected officials salaries
|Office||'10 Salary||Current Official|
|Lieutenant Governor||$115,000||Jay Dardenne|
|Attorney General||$115,000||Buddy Caldwell|
|Secretary of State||$115,000||Tom Schedler|
|Treasurer of State||$115,000||John Kennedy|
The salary of Louisiana's governor ranks 24th among U.S. governors' salaries. The average salary earned by U.S. governors is $128,735. The median salary earned by U.S. governors is $129,962.
Louisiana state legislators make $16,800/year and receive an additional $6,000 per year in an expense allowance. Legislators also receive a per diem of $149 per day plus mileage tied to federal rate.
|Position||'09 Salary||Current Justice|
|Chief Justice||$150,000||Catherine Kimball|
|Associate Justice||$143,131||Greg Guidry|
|Associate Justice||$143,131||Jeffrey Victory|
|Associate Justice||$143,131||Jeannette Theriot Knoll|
|Associate Justice||$143,131||Marcus Clark|
|Associate Justice||$143,131||John Weimer|
|Associate Justice||$143,131||Bernette Johnson|
The salary of Louisiana's chief justice ranks 33rd among U.S. chief justices' salaries. The average salary earned by U.S. chief justices is $155,230. The median salary earned by U.S. chief justices is $151,284.
The salary of Louisiana's associate justices ranks 30th among U.S. associate justices' salaries. The average salary earned by U.S. associate justices is $151,142. The median salary earned by U.S. associate justices is $145,984.
State and local employees
According to 2008 Census data, the state of Louisiana and local governments in the state employed a total of 314,294 people. Of those employees, 262,442 were full-time employees receiving a net pay of $890,536,559 and 51,852 were part-time employees paid $44,960,033. More than 62% of those employees, or 163,332 employees, were in education or higher education.
School funding comes from federal, state, and local sources. The teacher salary schedule can be found here.
|Beginning Teacher Salary||Average Salary|
Louisiana teachers participate in the Louisiana Teacher Retirement System.
State employee benefits
The State of Louisiana offers many benefits to its employees. To be eligible, an employee must work full time in a permanent position.
Health State employees choose from several different health insurance plans, including a PPO, HMO and EPO.
Paid days off
Holidays Holidays for the State service include
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King Day
- Mardi Gras Day
- Good Friday
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Veterans Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
Flexible benefits plan allows employees to make pre-tax contributions that can go into an account. Depending on the option(s) elected by the employee, the pre-tax money is used to reimburse the employee for expenses related either to health care or to dependent care expenses, or under the Premium Conversion option, the employee's eligible insurance payroll deductions are made prior to the calculation of taxes.
- ↑ The Council of States Governments The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11
- ↑ The Council of State Governments The Book of States 2010 Table 4.3
- ↑ National Conference of State Legislators 2010 Legislator Compensation Data
- ↑ NCSL, 2012 Compensation Data, Accessed June 12, 2012
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 The National Center for State Courts, "Judicial Salary Resource Center" as of Jan. 1, 2010
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 2008 Louisiana Public Employment U.S. Census Data
- ↑ [2011-01-01T00%3A00%3A00Z%20TO%202012-01-01T00%3A00%3A00Z
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Helpful Information Benefits Booklet
- ↑ For State Employees - State Holidays