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Fast Facts for Chefs in Louisiana

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Shreveport, Houma and Lake Charles
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Alexandria
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: New Orleans, Shreveport and Baton Rouge

Salaries for Chefs in Louisiana

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Alexandria, Houma and Lake Charles

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2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Bossier City
Associate
4,986
New Orleans
Associate
13,210
Baton Rouge
Associate
1,490
Metairie
Associate
639
Lafayette
Associate
969
Shreveport
Associate
1,160
Thibodaux
Masters
6,864
Chalmette
Associate
1,442
Shreveport
Associate
2,337
Lake Charles
Associate
1,627

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Chefs

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Louisiana. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Chefs

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Chefs relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Baton Rouge 190 $44,410
Alexandria 40 $72,370
Houma 130 $34,250
Thibodaux 130 $34,250
Lafayette N/A $24,070
Lake Charles 150 $34,890
Monroe 60 $26,900
New Orleans 800 $32,920
Metairie 800 $32,920
Shreveport 150 $38,140
Bossier City 150 $38,140

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