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Teacher Jobs in Louisiana

The state of Louisiana is looking for qualified, passionate teacher-candidates to fill shortages in elementary education, languages, STEM subjects, and special education. Teachers starting out in this state can expect salary earnings of $39,413 annually during their first year; salary increases regularly with tenure and additional certifications. While school districts like Jefferson Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, Caddo Parish and St. Tammany Parish have the highest enrolment, teachers are encouraged to apply throughout the state. There is currently a need for teachers qualified to teach arts, preschool, elementary and middle education, special education, and core high school subjects such as English, foreign languages, math, and the sciences.

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Louisiana Teacher Salary & Employment

Total Employed

23,510

Salary Range

$42,890 - $60,480

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $42,890 to $60,480 a year in Louisiana. There are around twenty three thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Lake Charles820$45,860
New Orleans, Metairie5$48,850
Baton Rouge3$50,410
Lafayette2$47,940
Shreveport, Bossier City2$50,950
Alexandria1$41,240
Houma, Thibodaux1$47,240
Monroe1$48,070

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Elementary School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2021)

Total Employed

13,930

Salary Range

$43,650 - $61,930

As a high school teacher in Louisiana you can expect to make between $43,650 - $61,930. There are around thirteen thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Lake Charles980$48,700
Monroe640$49,960
Alexandria520$44,720
Houma, Thibodaux430$48,770
New Orleans, Metairie3$50,300
Baton Rouge2$51,580
Lafayette1$48,510
Shreveport, Bossier City1$52,720

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for High School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2031)

Total Employed

130

Salary Range

$43,380 - $97,750

In Louisiana, a history teacher's salary may range from $43,380 to $97,750. There are around 130 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New Orleans, Metairie50-

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for History Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1125)

Total Employed

2,550

Salary Range

$43,330 - $60,090

Kindergarten teachers in Louisiana, can earn between $43,330 to $60,090 a year. There are around two thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New Orleans, Metairie700$48,910
Baton Rouge430$49,760
Shreveport, Bossier City310$50,320
Lafayette270$47,080
Monroe120$48,640
Alexandria40$43,780

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Kindergarten Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2012)

Total Employed

46,810

Salary Range

$39,570 - $129,290

As a math teacher in Louisiana you can expect to make between $39,570 - $129,290. Louisiana is home to about forty thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New Orleans, Metairie100-

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1022)

Total Employed

1,750

Salary Range

$27,820 - $95,930

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $27,820 to $95,930 a year in Louisiana. Louisiana is home to about a thousand p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New Orleans, Metairie620$59,840
Baton Rouge430$53,340
Lafayette240$49,360
Shreveport, Bossier City120$42,810
Houma, Thibodaux60$39,270
Monroe60$61,570
Lake Charles50$49,610
Hammond-$46,440

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Coaches and Scouts (SOC Code: 27-2022)

Total Employed

3,230

Salary Range

$24,040 - $54,760

In Louisiana, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $24,040 to $54,760, with over 3,230 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New Orleans, Metairie950$38,990
Baton Rouge610$37,040
Shreveport, Bossier City420$31,000
Lafayette190$44,240
Monroe120$38,370
Houma, Thibodaux50$25,490
Alexandria-$24,160
Hammond-$21,750

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Preschool Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2011)

Total Employed

4,300

Salary Range

$31,840 - $98,300

As a school administrator in Louisiana you can expect to make between $31,840 - $98,300. Louisiana is home to about four thousand school administrators. Take the next step and learn to how to become a school administrator.

Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Baton Rouge120$36,970
Shreveport, Bossier City50$34,920

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program (SOC Code: 11-9031)

Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Baton Rouge570$75,910
Shreveport, Bossier City370$75,970
Lafayette330$70,330
Monroe190$77,330
Alexandria160$66,480
New Orleans, Metairie1$81,470

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School (SOC Code: 11-9032)

Total Employed

3,710

Salary Range

$45,350 - $72,640

School counselors in Louisiana, can earn between $45,350 to $72,640 a year, with over 3,710 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New Orleans, Metairie880$51,210
Shreveport, Bossier City400$54,740
Lafayette350$53,160
Houma, Thibodaux180$55,030
Lake Charles170$56,550
Monroe130$51,140
Alexandria70$49,210
Baton Rouge1$56,100

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors (SOC Code: 21-1012)

Total Employed

1,750

Salary Range

$44,510 - $68,360

School librarians have a salary range between $44,510 to $68,360 a year in Louisiana. Louisiana is home to about a thousand school librarians. Read about what it takes to become a school librarian.

Librarians
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Baton Rouge500$57,280
New Orleans, Metairie370$52,750
Lafayette190$50,660
Shreveport, Bossier City190$55,600
Houma, Thibodaux100$50,380
Monroe80$51,760
Alexandria60$43,660

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Librarians (SOC Code: 25-4021)

Total Employed

8,670

Salary Range

$43,500 - $62,250

In Louisiana, a special education teacher's salary may range from $43,500 to $62,250. Louisiana is home to about eight thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Preschool)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New Orleans, Metairie330$49,140
Baton Rouge300$51,960
Shreveport, Bossier City250$51,000
Lafayette170$49,630
Monroe50$49,820

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Preschool) (SOC Code: 25-2051)

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New Orleans, Metairie910$50,830
Baton Rouge410$51,740
Lafayette220$49,150
Shreveport, Bossier City210$52,070
Houma, Thibodaux180$48,600
Monroe160$50,170

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School) (SOC Code: 25-2052)

Special Education Teachers (Middle School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Baton Rouge420$49,950
New Orleans, Metairie420$49,170
Lafayette140$49,710
Shreveport, Bossier City110$50,680
Monroe70$50,920

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Middle School) (SOC Code: 25-2053)

Special Education Teachers (High School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New Orleans, Metairie580$49,330
Baton Rouge330$53,550
Lafayette240$49,540
Shreveport, Bossier City230$54,700
Monroe100$51,430
Houma, Thibodaux90$49,710

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (High School) (SOC Code: 25-2054)

Total Employed

490

Salary Range

$18,730 - $33,370

In Louisiana, a substitute teacher's salary may range from $18,730 to $33,370. Louisiana is home to about 490 substitute teachers. Read about what it takes to become a substitute teacher.

Substitute Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New Orleans, Metairie80$27,580

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Substitute Teachers (SOC Code: 25-3098)

Total Employed

15,200

Salary Range

$17,340 - $27,430

In Louisiana, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $17,340 to $27,430. There are around fifteen thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Lake Charles840$17,770
Alexandria650$17,750
Monroe650$19,120
Houma, Thibodaux600$20,920
Hammond540$18,570
New Orleans, Metairie3$24,490
Baton Rouge2$19,850
Lafayette1$19,670
Shreveport, Bossier City1$20,270

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Teacher Assistants (SOC Code: 25-9041)

Largest School Districts in Louisiana

School DistrictSchoolsTeachers
Jefferson Parish Public Schools822,945
East Baton Rouge Parish School System872,786
Caddo Parish Public Schools662,536
St. Tammany Parish Public Schools552,511
Calcasieu Parish Public Schools582,353
Lafayette Parish School System421,979
Rapides Parish School Board501,631
Livingston Parish Public Schools441,520
Ascension Parish School Board271,388
Bossier Parish School Board331,346
Ouachita Parish School Board361,249
Tangipahoa Parish School Board331,202
Terrebonne Parish School District381,054
Lafourche Parish Public Schools31945
Iberia Parish School System25929
St. Landry Parish School Board36880
St. Charles Parish Public School System17827
New Orleans Public Schools21804
Acadia Parish School Board26623
Vermilion Parish School Board19622
Mary Parish School Board23622
Monroe City Schools20576
Saint Martin Parish School Board District16497
Saint Bernard Parish School Board District11451
Natchitoches Parish School Board & School System16447
Vernon Parish School Board19440
St. John the Baptist Parish School Board12433
Lincoln Parish School Board13425
Beauregard Parish Schools13406
Iberville Parish School Board7385
Evangeline Parish School Board12380
Webster Parish School Board16374
Jefferson Davis Parish Public Schools13371
Zachary Community School Board8364
Washington Parish School System10352
Desoto Parish School Board11344
Allen Parish School Board11335
Avoyelles Parish School Board10329
Plaquemines Parish School Board District8327
West Baton Rouge Parish School Board10326
Morehouse Parish School Board12324
St. James Parish Schools8306
Sabine Parish School Board11302
Central Community School District5283
Assumption Parish School Board District10250
Concordia Parish School Board District10244
Richland Parish School Board District12232
Recovery School District - Louisiana Department of Education23208
Grant Parish School Board District9207
Pointe Coupee Parish School Board District5201

Data obtained from the Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey 2014

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