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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

23,670

Salary Range

$43,120 - $61,210

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $43,120 to $61,210 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
Monroe 960 $47,970
Alexandria 890 $45,820
Hammond 840 $44,760
New Orleans, Metairie 5,780 $50,550
Baton Rouge 3,910 $49,170
Lafayette 2,450 $47,610
Shreveport, Bossier City 2,420 $53,390
Lake Charles 1,150 $50,170

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

Total Employed

340

Salary Range

- - -

English teachers have a salary range between - to - a year in Louisiana, with over 340 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New Orleans, Metairie 70 $85,640
Baton Rouge 120 $70,450

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

Learn how to become a high school teacher.

Total Employed

14,810

Salary Range

$44,610 - $65,110

As a high school teacher in Louisiana you can expect to make between $44,610 - $65,110. There are around fourteen thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Monroe 670 $51,350
New Orleans, Metairie 2,920 $52,830
Baton Rouge 2,610 $52,780
Shreveport, Bossier City 1,670 $59,520
Lafayette 1,190 $51,610

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

Learn how to become a history teacher.

Total Employed

120

Salary Range

$47,420 - $119,450

In Louisiana, a history teacher's salary may range from $47,420 to $119,450. There are around 120 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Baton Rouge 40 $72,760
New Orleans, Metairie 40 $92,230

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

Total Employed

190

Salary Range

$39,870 - $60,350

Kindergarten teachers in Louisiana, can earn between $39,870 to $60,350 a year. There are around 190 employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New Orleans, Metairie 80 $47,580
Baton Rouge - $39,850

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

Math teacher requirements vary by state

Total Employed

46,620

Salary Range

$39,870 - $124,610

As a math teacher in Louisiana you can expect to make between $39,870 - $124,610. 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 70 $88,660
Baton Rouge 130 $83,220

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

Students run on a basketball court in PE class

Total Employed

1,610

Salary Range

$21,690 - $110,030

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $21,690 to $110,030 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
Hammond 90 $33,320
Houma, Thibodaux 80 $27,980
Monroe 70 $58,420
New Orleans, Metairie 440 $58,130
Baton Rouge 400 $77,710
Lafayette 180 $36,570
Shreveport, Bossier City 160 $35,630

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

Total Employed

1,520

Salary Range

$22,150 - $42,270

In Louisiana, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $22,150 to $42,270, with over 1,520 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New Orleans, Metairie 780 $29,390
Alexandria - $26,350
Baton Rouge - $28,650
Lafayette - $25,960

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

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Total Employed

5,490

Salary Range

$29,550 - $96,730

As a school administrator in Louisiana you can expect to make between $29,550 - $96,730. Louisiana is home to about five 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
New Orleans, Metairie 70 $58,550
Baton Rouge 40 $38,630

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
Shreveport, Bossier City 470 $70,980
Lafayette 390 $64,100
Lake Charles 270 $64,060
Alexandria 230 $57,110
Monroe 220 $72,960
New Orleans, Metairie 1,260 $73,960
Baton Rouge 1,020 $70,400

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

6,160

Salary Range

$48,040 - $72,420

School counselors in Louisiana, can earn between $48,040 to $72,420 a year, with over 6,160 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Lafayette 620 $54,410
Shreveport, Bossier City 610 $59,250
Lake Charles 430 $61,580
Houma, Thibodaux 330 $51,780
Monroe 310 $55,260
Hammond 160 $49,460
New Orleans, Metairie 1,400 $53,130
Baton Rouge 1,320 $56,530
Alexandria 110 $53,110

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

Group of children smiling

Total Employed

4,480

Salary Range

$44,230 - $61,700

In Louisiana, a special education teacher's salary may range from $44,230 to $61,700. Louisiana is home to about four thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Baton Rouge 750 $51,570
Shreveport, Bossier City 500 $53,150
Lafayette 440 $48,980
Monroe 270 $50,100
Hammond 170 $47,270
New Orleans, Metairie 1,140 $50,270

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

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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