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Middle School Teachers in Louisiana

Want to work in Louisiana as a Middle School Teacher? Read this first!

7.4% Jobs Projection
$49,210 Median Salary
510 Job Openings

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

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

  • Middle School Teachers in Louisiana earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Middle School Teachers Work in Louisiana?

There were approximately 6,750 workers employed as Middle School Teachers in this state in 2018.

There were 6,930 Middle School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 180 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Middle School Teachers in LA Employment Trend

The typical state has 8,180 Middle School Teachers working in it, which means Louisiana has fewer Middle School Teachers than average.

Middle School Teachers in LA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Louisiana

Jobs for Middle School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 7.4% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.5%.

Job Projections for Middle School Teachers: Nation vs. LA

Louisiana Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 510 annual Middle School Teachers job openings in Louisiana, and 6,800 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 50,500 annual jobs and 677,700 total jobs in 2026.

What do Middle School Teachers Make in Louisiana?

In 2018 wages for Middle School Teachers ranged from $40,400 to $62,550 with $49,210 being the median annual salary.

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

Middle School Teachers Earnings: LA vs. National Average

Top Louisiana Metros for Middle School Teachers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 1,840 $51,850
Baton Rouge, LA 1,390 $49,340
Lafayette, LA 780 $47,450
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 730 $54,280
Monroe, LA 340 $50,740
Alexandria, LA 190 $43,430

Top States for Middle School Teachers Employment

View the list below to see where most Middle School Teachers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 66,470 $56,510
California 46,500 $74,840
New York 39,950 $80,790
Ohio 32,080 $62,770
Florida 30,110 $51,300
New Jersey 24,980 $69,710
Georgia 24,530 $56,860
Illinois 22,320 $60,310
Pennsylvania 21,640 $65,270
North Carolina 18,640 $46,290
Virginia 17,130 $62,330
Massachusetts 16,910 $77,160
Wisconsin 13,240 $58,260
Colorado 13,070 $50,130
Missouri 12,840 $49,310
Michigan 12,750 $65,950
Maryland 12,450 $67,200
Tennessee 12,140 $50,310
Minnesota 11,510 $58,390
Indiana 11,510 $49,900

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

State Annual Median Salary
New York $80,790
Massachusetts $77,160
Connecticut $76,340
Rhode Island $75,250
California $74,840
Oregon $74,790
Alaska $72,640
District of Columbia $71,640
New Jersey $69,710
Maryland $67,200

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation LA Employment Total
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 24,070
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 90


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