Research Salaries in Louisiana

Becoming a teacher in Louisiana, or any other state, can lead to an uncertain financial future. In order to gauge potential salaries after fulfilling the teaching requirements in Louisiana, students are encouraged to research the average salary for a Louisiana certified teacher.

Instead of a state-wide salary schedule for teachers, Louisiana has mandated minimum salary schedules at the county and parish level. Salaries depend upon experience and higher education, so students pursuing teaching certification in Louisiana should speak with their parish for exact figures. The following table from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics compares the annual mean wages of various teaching positions in Louisiana against the U.S averages for 2011.

Occupation Annual mean wage in Louisiana Annual mean wage in U.S.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary $79,110 $119,410
Physics Teachers Postsecondary $79,560 $90,570
Psychology Teachers Postsecondary $65,820 $76,060
Education Teachers Postsecondary $60,890 $65,630
English Language and Literature Teachers Postsecondary $53,540 $68,360
Preschool Teachers Except Special Education $31,930 $31,420
Kindergarten Teachers Except Special Education $48,740 $52,840
Elementary School Teachers Except Special Education $47,440 $56,320
Middle School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Education $48,870 $56,630
Secondary School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Education $49,470 $58,260
Special Education Teachers Kindergarten and Elementary School $47,040 $56,690
Special Education Teachers Middle School $49,750 $39,370
Special Education Teachers Secondary School $48,930 $39,370

As salary schedules differ by parish, the region in which a teacher is employed will greatly affect their annual salary. Below is a comparison of the average teacher’s salaries for the three largest metropolitan areas in Louisiana.

City Annual mean wage
Baton Rouge, LA $48,240
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner LA $46,820
Shreveport-Bossier City LA $43,430

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Capital Area Technical College

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3250 North Acadian Thruway East
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
(225) 359-9201

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 2-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Certificate

Centenary College of Louisiana

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2911 Centenary Boulevard
Shreveport, LA 71134-1188
(318) 869-5011

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Masters

Grambling State University

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403 Main Street
Grambling, LA 71245
(318) 247-3811

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Masters

Louisiana College

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1140 College Dr
Pineville, LA 71359
(318) 487-7011

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Masters

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

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156 Thomas Boyd Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-2750
(225) 578-3202

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
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Louisiana State University-Shreveport

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One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115-2399
(318) 797-5000

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

Accrediting Agency:

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Louisiana Tech University

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305 Wisteria
Ruston, LA 71272
(318) 257-2000

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
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  • Post-Masters

Loyola University New Orleans

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6363 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118-6143
(504) 865-2011

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

McNeese State University

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4205 Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(337) 475-5000

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
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  • Post-Masters

Nicholls State University

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University Station La Hwy 1
Thibodaux, LA 70310
(877) 642-4655

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
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  • Post-Masters

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

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University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71497-0002
(318) 357-6011

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

Southeastern Louisiana University

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548 Ned McGehee Ave.
Hammond, LA 70402
(985) 549-2000

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
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  • Post-Masters

Southern University and A & M College

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3rd Floor, J.S. Clark Adm. Building, P.O. Box 9374
Baton Rouge, LA 70813
(225) 771-4500

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
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University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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104 University Circle
Lafayette, LA 70503
(377) 482-1000

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
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University of Louisiana at Monroe

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700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209-0000
(318) 342-1000

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

University of New Orleans

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2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148
(888) 514-4275

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Masters

Xavier University of Louisiana

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One Drexel Drive
New Orleans, LA 70125-1098
(504) 486-7411

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
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