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Preschool Teachers in Louisiana

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

6.5% Jobs Projection
$28,960 Median Salary
340 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Preschool Teachers Work in Louisiana?

1,980 people worked as Preschool Teachers in 2018 in this state.

There were 2,420 Preschool Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 440 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Preschool Teachers in LA Employment Trend

The typical state has 5,510 Preschool Teachers working in it, which means Louisiana has fewer Preschool Teachers than average.

Preschool Teachers in LA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Louisiana

Jobs for Preschool Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 6.5% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.5%.

Job Projections for Preschool Teachers: Nation vs. LA

Louisiana Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 340 annual job openings, and a total of 3,420 jobs for Louisiana Preschool Teachers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 53,600 annual jobs and 528,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Preschool Teachers Make in Louisiana?

In 2018 wages for Preschool Teachers ranged from $20,150 to $50,820 with $28,960 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.69 to $24.43. The median hourly rate was $13.92.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $17.07 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $3.15.

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

Preschool Teachers Earnings: LA vs. National Average

Top Louisiana Metros for Preschool Teachers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 770 $27,670
Lafayette, LA 280 $28,790
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 230 $32,510
Monroe, LA 50 $49,310

Top States for Preschool Teachers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Preschool Teachers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 52,950 $34,600
Texas 34,790 $28,230
New York 30,790 $38,890
Florida 25,940 $24,740
Illinois 24,120 $29,090
Massachusetts 16,360 $35,000
North Carolina 16,110 $26,330
New Jersey 15,820 $33,430
Ohio 15,390 $26,280
Georgia 14,430 $28,750
Pennsylvania 13,480 $27,450
Washington 11,050 $31,530
Wisconsin 10,180 $24,250
Virginia 10,010 $30,680
Maryland 9,400 $31,680
Michigan 9,270 $31,390
Colorado 8,700 $30,440
Minnesota 8,180 $34,200
Oregon 7,100 $29,020
Arizona 6,820 $27,810

Below are the states where Preschool Teachers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New York $38,890
Hawaii $38,840
District of Columbia $38,210
Connecticut $37,030
Massachusetts $35,000
California $34,600
Minnesota $34,200
Maine $34,060
New Jersey $33,430
Vermont $32,530

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Occupation LA Employment Total
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 820


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