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Elementary School Teachers in Louisiana

Is Louisiana a good place for you to work as an Elementary School Teacher?

7.2% Jobs Projection
$48,040 Median Salary
1,800 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Elementary School Teachers in Louisiana are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Elementary School Teachers in Louisiana is growing faster than average.

  • Elementary School Teachers in Louisiana earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Elementary School Teachers Work in Louisiana?

In Louisiana, there were 24,070 people working as Elementary School Teachers in the year 2018.

There were 23,670 Elementary School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 400 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Elementary School Teachers in LA Employment Trend

The typical state has 19,150 Elementary School Teachers working in it, which means Louisiana has more Elementary School Teachers than average.

Elementary School Teachers in LA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Louisiana

Jobs for Elementary School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 7.2% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.4%.

Job Projections for Elementary School Teachers: Nation vs. LA

Louisiana Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 1,800 annual job openings, and 24,160 total jobs in 2026 for Elementary School Teachers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 112,800 annual jobs and 1,514,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Elementary School Teachers Make in Louisiana?

In 2018 wages for Elementary School Teachers ranged from $39,620 to $61,430 with $48,040 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in Louisiana is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Elementary School Teachers Earnings: LA vs. National Average

Top Louisiana Metros for Elementary School Teachers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Elementary School Teachers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 5,310 $49,320
Baton Rouge, LA 4,030 $48,870
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 2,450 $51,350
Lafayette, LA 2,420 $47,580
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 1,340 $48,550
Lake Charles, LA 1,200 $48,520
Monroe, LA 1,010 $49,230
Hammond, LA 970 $49,080
Alexandria, LA 930 $43,110

Top States for Elementary School Teachers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Elementary School Teachers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 162,440 $80,830
Texas 136,780 $56,380
New York 82,590 $79,760
Florida 75,750 $48,630
Illinois 65,630 $59,070
Pennsylvania 55,200 $63,900
Georgia 53,940 $56,250
Ohio 51,880 $61,950
New Jersey 41,600 $67,160
North Carolina 40,830 $45,860
Michigan 38,330 $63,480
Virginia 36,450 $63,040
Massachusetts 30,380 $78,770
Tennessee 28,880 $51,080
Maryland 28,250 $70,000
Wisconsin 27,280 $55,860
Washington 26,900 $65,780
Indiana 26,520 $49,590
Missouri 25,670 $45,970
Colorado 24,910 $50,330

Below are the states where Elementary School Teachers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $80,830
New York $79,760
Massachusetts $78,770
District of Columbia $77,220
Connecticut $75,450
Rhode Island $74,400
Alaska $72,040
Maryland $70,000
New Jersey $67,160
Oregon $66,220

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation LA Employment Total
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 6,750
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 90

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