Louisiana Teacher Salary Information

Louisiana Teaching Salaries have been lagging far behind where they should be. Many Louisiana teachers have left the state in search of higher teacher pay over the last few years. However, Louisiana's educational shortcomings have not gone unnoticed.

The last governors have taken strong stances in regard to transforming Louisiana's public education system. This will certainly mean higher Louisiana Teaching Salaries and Administrative Salaries in the near future.

Consider your salary needs, the cost of living, job benefits and possible salary increases due to advanced education before deciding whether or not to begin a teaching career in Louisiana.

As you can see below, you can greatly increase your earning potential as an Louisiana Teacher if you acquire an advanced degree such as a Master's degree or a Doctorate degree. Here are average annual starting teacher salaries from the National Education Association, 2013 and teacher salaries by grade level, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014-15 Occupational Outlook Handbook:


Type of Teacher Average or Median Annual Salary
Starting Teacher (Average) $38,655
Kindergarten Teacher (Median) $47,280
Elementary School Teacher (Median) $47,570
Middle School Teacher (Median) $47,310
High School Teacher (Median) $47,760
Substitute Teacher (Median) $23,710

When viewing these numbers, keep in consideration such benefits as full dental, long-term disability and quality health insurance. Secondly, these are salaries based on a 182-day or 10-month work year. We encourage you to explore what each school district has to offer you, take into consideration the area in which you wish to live and do the math to see if you will be satisfied. Good luck!