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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 Charles 820 $45,860
New Orleans, Metairie 5 $48,850
Baton Rouge 3 $50,410
Lafayette 2 $47,940
Shreveport, Bossier City 2 $50,950
Alexandria 1 $41,240
Houma, Thibodaux 1 $47,240
Monroe 1 $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 Charles 980 $48,700
Monroe 640 $49,960
Alexandria 520 $44,720
Houma, Thibodaux 430 $48,770
New Orleans, Metairie 3 $50,300
Baton Rouge 2 $51,580
Lafayette 1 $48,510
Shreveport, Bossier City 1 $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, Metairie 50 -

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, Metairie 700 $48,910
Baton Rouge 430 $49,760
Shreveport, Bossier City 310 $50,320
Lafayette 270 $47,080
Monroe 120 $48,640
Alexandria 40 $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, Metairie 100 -

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, Metairie 620 $59,840
Baton Rouge 430 $53,340
Lafayette 240 $49,360
Shreveport, Bossier City 120 $42,810
Houma, Thibodaux 60 $39,270
Monroe 60 $61,570
Lake Charles 50 $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, Metairie 950 $38,990
Baton Rouge 610 $37,040
Shreveport, Bossier City 420 $31,000
Lafayette 190 $44,240
Monroe 120 $38,370
Houma, Thibodaux 50 $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 Rouge 120 $36,970
Shreveport, Bossier City 50 $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 Rouge 570 $75,910
Shreveport, Bossier City 370 $75,970
Lafayette 330 $70,330
Monroe 190 $77,330
Alexandria 160 $66,480
New Orleans, Metairie 1 $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, Metairie 880 $51,210
Shreveport, Bossier City 400 $54,740
Lafayette 350 $53,160
Houma, Thibodaux 180 $55,030
Lake Charles 170 $56,550
Monroe 130 $51,140
Alexandria 70 $49,210
Baton Rouge 1 $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 Rouge 500 $57,280
New Orleans, Metairie 370 $52,750
Lafayette 190 $50,660
Shreveport, Bossier City 190 $55,600
Houma, Thibodaux 100 $50,380
Monroe 80 $51,760
Alexandria 60 $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, Metairie 330 $49,140
Baton Rouge 300 $51,960
Shreveport, Bossier City 250 $51,000
Lafayette 170 $49,630
Monroe 50 $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, Metairie 910 $50,830
Baton Rouge 410 $51,740
Lafayette 220 $49,150
Shreveport, Bossier City 210 $52,070
Houma, Thibodaux 180 $48,600
Monroe 160 $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 Rouge 420 $49,950
New Orleans, Metairie 420 $49,170
Lafayette 140 $49,710
Shreveport, Bossier City 110 $50,680
Monroe 70 $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, Metairie 580 $49,330
Baton Rouge 330 $53,550
Lafayette 240 $49,540
Shreveport, Bossier City 230 $54,700
Monroe 100 $51,430
Houma, Thibodaux 90 $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, Metairie 80 $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 Charles 840 $17,770
Alexandria 650 $17,750
Monroe 650 $19,120
Houma, Thibodaux 600 $20,920
Hammond 540 $18,570
New Orleans, Metairie 3 $24,490
Baton Rouge 2 $19,850
Lafayette 1 $19,670
Shreveport, Bossier City 1 $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 District Schools Teachers
Jefferson Parish Public Schools 82 2,945
East Baton Rouge Parish School System 87 2,786
Caddo Parish Public Schools 66 2,536
St. Tammany Parish Public Schools 55 2,511
Calcasieu Parish Public Schools 58 2,353
Lafayette Parish School System 42 1,979
Rapides Parish School Board 50 1,631
Livingston Parish Public Schools 44 1,520
Ascension Parish School Board 27 1,388
Bossier Parish School Board 33 1,346
Ouachita Parish School Board 36 1,249
Tangipahoa Parish School Board 33 1,202
Terrebonne Parish School District 38 1,054
Lafourche Parish Public Schools 31 945
Iberia Parish School System 25 929
St. Landry Parish School Board 36 880
St. Charles Parish Public School System 17 827
New Orleans Public Schools 21 804
Acadia Parish School Board 26 623
Vermilion Parish School Board 19 622
Mary Parish School Board 23 622
Monroe City Schools 20 576
Saint Martin Parish School Board District 16 497
Saint Bernard Parish School Board District 11 451
Natchitoches Parish School Board & School System 16 447
Vernon Parish School Board 19 440
St. John the Baptist Parish School Board 12 433
Lincoln Parish School Board 13 425
Beauregard Parish Schools 13 406
Iberville Parish School Board 7 385
Evangeline Parish School Board 12 380
Webster Parish School Board 16 374
Jefferson Davis Parish Public Schools 13 371
Zachary Community School Board 8 364
Washington Parish School System 10 352
Desoto Parish School Board 11 344
Allen Parish School Board 11 335
Avoyelles Parish School Board 10 329
Plaquemines Parish School Board District 8 327
West Baton Rouge Parish School Board 10 326
Morehouse Parish School Board 12 324
St. James Parish Schools 8 306
Sabine Parish School Board 11 302
Central Community School District 5 283
Assumption Parish School Board District 10 250
Concordia Parish School Board District 10 244
Richland Parish School Board District 12 232
Recovery School District - Louisiana Department of Education 23 208
Grant Parish School Board District 9 207
Pointe Coupee Parish School Board District 5 201

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

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