Those looking to teach in Louisiana can expect salaries that are among some of the lowest in the nation. The AFT has ranked the salaries of Louisiana√ęs teachers at 42nd in the nation, placing them firmly in the bottom tier. Because of these low salaries, Louisiana has a high turnover rate among teachers. This can be to the benefit of those who wish to teach in the state, however, as new positions will be opening up with relative frequency. New programs have recently been launched to raise teacher salaries and to improve the overall educational system in the state, so those discouraged by current low salaries can look forward to improvements in the future. As in most states, attaining a Master√ęs or PhD can be to your advantage in terms of raising salary expectations.

Average Teacher Salaries in Louisiana

Salaries are from the 2005-2006 Beinville Parish School District.

  • Average Teacher Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): $35,000
  • Average Teacher Salary (Master’s Degree): $36,093
  • Average Teacher Salary (PhD): $37,865

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