Registered Nursing Employment Data

Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 14 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventive care; increasing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby-boom population, as this group leads longer and more active lives.

[ Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (April 2020); 2018 Nurse Supply Addendum Report – Louisiana State Board of Nursing Center for Nursing ]



Registered Nurse

57,344 – Actively licensed RNs that reside in Louisiana (all levels)

  5,350 – RNs employed in the Shreveport/Bossier City area

40% report the Associate Degree as their initial nursing education


The majority of RNs in Louisiana (61%) are employed in hospitals; 10% in ambulatory care areas.

Types of Positions Held by RNs in Louisiana - 2018




Staff Nurse



Advanced Practice RNs






Case Managers




RN Salary Data


Average Salary

Average Hourly Wage

Shreveport/Bossier City

$ 66,950

$ 32.19

State of Louisiana

$ 65,850

$ 31.66


$ 73,300

$ 35.24



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