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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

14,710

Salary Range

$41,320 - $59,000

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $41,320 to $59,000 a year in Louisiana. There are around fourteen thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner3,050$47,700
Baton Rouge2,240$48,400
Houma, Bayou Cane, Thibodaux1,250$45,120
Monroe1,100$47,370
Alexandria820$40,440
Shreveport, Bossier City690$53,820
Lafayette160$57,010

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

Total Employed

510

Salary Range

$34,790 - $88,930

English teachers have a salary range between $34,790 to $88,930 a year in Louisiana, with over 510 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Baton Rouge180$58,980
Shreveport, Bossier City100$26,890

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1123)

Total Employed

16,800

Salary Range

$42,910 - $60,440

As a high school teacher in Louisiana you can expect to make between $42,910 - $60,440. There are around sixteen thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner3,220$51,380
Baton Rouge2,710$52,110
Shreveport, Bossier City2,150$49,970
Monroe700$48,910
Alexandria650$44,030
Houma, Bayou Cane, Thibodaux430$46,170

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

Total Employed

170

Salary Range

$44,100 - $91,150

In Louisiana, a history teacher's salary may range from $44,100 to $91,150. There are around 170 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

Total Employed

2,160

Salary Range

$43,010 - $59,540

Kindergarten teachers in Louisiana, can earn between $43,010 to $59,540 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, Metairie, Kenner510$51,030
Baton Rouge470$50,080
Monroe120$47,780
Shreveport, Bossier City110$50,500

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

Total Employed

45,360

Salary Range

$41,320 - $106,000

As a math teacher in Louisiana you can expect to make between $41,320 - $106,000. 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
Baton Rouge160$76,210
New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner50-

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

Total Employed

1,310

Salary Range

$19,270 - $70,800

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $19,270 to $70,800 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
Baton Rouge360$33,910
New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner300$45,600
Shreveport, Bossier City160$38,210
Lake Charles80$27,280
Alexandria50$27,900
Lafayette-$59,510
Monroe-$38,710

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

Total Employed

3,140

Salary Range

$20,280 - $51,690

In Louisiana, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $20,280 to $51,690, with over 3,140 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner780$28,940
Baton Rouge690$29,080
Alexandria180$30,200
Houma, Bayou Cane, Thibodaux170$38,250
Monroe160$33,230
Lafayette-$22,400

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

Total Employed

3,800

Salary Range

$33,380 - $93,140

As a school administrator in Louisiana you can expect to make between $33,380 - $93,140. Louisiana is home to about three 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 Rouge70$38,500
New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner70$48,260

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
New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner770$77,190
Baton Rouge560$75,840
Shreveport, Bossier City280$78,610
Lafayette170$69,220
Monroe160$77,440
Alexandria150$64,470
Houma, Bayou Cane, Thibodaux140$71,360

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

4,180

Salary Range

$44,700 - $72,230

School counselors in Louisiana, can earn between $44,700 to $72,230 a year, with over 4,180 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Baton Rouge1,210$51,190
New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner660$53,770
Lafayette360$53,880
Shreveport, Bossier City360$56,710
Houma, Bayou Cane, Thibodaux200$49,580
Lake Charles190$57,110
Alexandria140$51,020
Monroe140$56,550

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

1,960

Salary Range

$43,270 - $65,200

School librarians have a salary range between $43,270 to $65,200 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
New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner420$50,620
Baton Rouge410$52,490
Shreveport, Bossier City150$61,100
Lafayette120$55,580
Monroe100$48,820
Alexandria90$42,510
Lake Charles90$48,600
Houma, Bayou Cane, Thibodaux80$47,430

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

Total Employed

7,230

Salary Range

$41,710 - $61,180

In Louisiana, a special education teacher's salary may range from $41,710 to $61,180. Louisiana is home to about seven thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Preschool)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Shreveport, Bossier City220$50,340
New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner200$50,870
Baton Rouge190$49,660
Lake Charles100$44,270

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
Baton Rouge220$50,210
New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner210$47,810

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
New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner530$51,310
Baton Rouge220$51,520

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
Baton Rouge620$51,900
New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner220$46,120

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

Total Employed

2,560

Salary Range

$18,220 - $41,300

In Louisiana, a substitute teacher's salary may range from $18,220 to $41,300. Louisiana is home to about two thousand substitute teachers. Read about what it takes to become a substitute teacher.

Substitute Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner2,180$25,810

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

Total Employed

15,520

Salary Range

$17,100 - $25,630

In Louisiana, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $17,100 to $25,630. There are around fifteen thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner3,080$23,070
Baton Rouge2,540$19,000
Shreveport, Bossier City1,840$20,490
Houma, Bayou Cane, Thibodaux800$17,970
Lafayette760$21,280
Lake Charles750$17,310
Monroe720$17,160
Alexandria670$17,120

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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