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New Orleans Employment

Employment and Industries in the New Orleans, Louisiana Area

New Orleans includes one of the worlds's busiest ports and is also a prominent maritime industry center. The region is also a major center of oil refining and petrochemical production. New Orleans is home to the regional headquarters of several major energy companies including Chevron, Royal Dutch Shell and ENI. The city also includes the headquarters of other energy producing companies and oil services firms. The energy sector supports numerous engineering and design firms. The offshore and onshore petroleum and natural gas production sector provides numerous white collar jobs.

The Federal Government is a significant employer in the area. The New Orleans region is home to NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility, the National Finance Center, the U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Command and the U.S. Fifth Court of Appeals.

Aerospace manufacturing is an important part of the economy. Martin Marietta manufactures aerospace components for NASA. New Orleans also includes a globally competitive manufacturing industry. Also, some of the top private employers are shipbuilding companies. Other prominent elements of the economy are higher education, the large healthcare industry, the prominent tourism industry, and research and technology.

The School-to-Career Initiative, which is managed by Greater New Orleans Inc., has organized local companies into industry clusters in fields such as architecture, design, engineering and construction; financial services, culinary arts, law-related careers, hospitality and tourism, information technology, petrochemical and healthcare. The program offers teacher and student shadowing opportunities and internships. The School-to-Career Initiative is focused on producing quality employees for the region.

The following is a list of New Orleans' top private employers:

  • Schwegmann Bros. Giant Supermarket
  • Hibernia Corp
  • First Commerce Corp., of Louisiana
  • South Central Bell
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Martin Marietta
  • Exxon Corporation
  • Whitney National Bank
  • Union Carbide Corp
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House
  • Hilton Hotels
  • Pan American Life Insurance
  • Pool Corp
  • Rolls-Royce
  • AT&T
  • Newpark Resources
  • Turbo Squid
  • IBM
  • Superior Energy Services
  • Navtech
  • Textron Marine & Land Systems
  • McDermott International
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Harrah's Entertainment
  • Stewart Enterprises

The primary employment sectors in New Orleans are provided below:

  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Government
  • Educational and health services
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Professional and business services
  • Finance
  • Manufacturing

Noteworthy information about New Orleans, Louisiana: In 2008 the cost of living index for the city was 93.8. The nation's average is 100. About 26% of the adult residents have earned a bachelor's degree or higher.

Companies located in New Orleans are invited to work with useful associations including:

People interested in local business and industry news can read New Orleans City Business

Most Popular Jobs in New Orleans, Louisiana Metro Area (2008 data)

Where the Majority of Workers Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Registered nurses 11,260 $64,540 $45,150 - 82,770 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 7,840 $55,290 $32,400 - 82,990 8% 51%
3 Elementary school teachers, except special education 5,310 $44,520 $35,100 - 54,280 14% 95%
4 Accountants and auditors 3,950 $56,220 $34,020 - 85,900 18% 79%
5 Lawyers 3,360 $105,130 $47,600 - 11% 99%
6 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 2,760 $45,360 $34,180 - 58,890 6% 96%
7 Managers, all other 2,090 $74,840 $42,910 - 121,710 7% 55%
8 Special education teachers, secondary school 1,640 $47,740 $37,030 - 60,630 9% 87%
9 Financial managers 1,610 $81,610 $40,650 - 129,090 13% 60%
10 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 1,500 $47,490 $31,480 - 73,680 5% 58%
11 Sales managers 1,460 $78,660 $35,450 - 134,440 10% 69%
12 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 1,440 $62,190 $33,920 - 103,820 12% 51%
13 Engineers, all other 1,400 $70,250 $39,000 - 111,010 6% 82%
14 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 1,290 $44,720 $21,930 - 63,620 13% 73%
15 Pharmacists 1,130 $101,510 $69,530 - 130,300 22% 97%
16 Computer programmers 1,130 $56,150 $29,140 - 82,500 -4% 73%
17 Teachers and instructors, all other 1,040 $43,680 $23,320 - 61,020 9% 54%
18 Social and human service assistants 1,040 $30,740 $18,050 - 48,600 34% 58%
19 Petroleum engineers 970 $98,560 $59,380 - 149,380 5% 80%
20 Civil engineers 970 $82,140 $53,420 - 119,720 18% 87%
21 Computer specialists, all other 880 $80,200 $57,490 - 103,600 15% 68%
22 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 830 $43,240 $22,380 - 63,280 12% 51%
23 Management analysts 780 $73,050 $43,070 - 107,770 22% 78%
24 Computer systems analysts 740 $61,300 $39,930 - 91,620 29% 68%
25 Child, family, and school social workers 720 $42,310 $26,140 - 61,840 19% 77%
26 Community and social service specialists, all other 720 $31,810 $16,180 - 51,020 25% 58%
27 Education administrators, postsecondary 710 $103,010 $54,570 - 14% 78%
28 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 710 $66,220 $47,680 - 84,100 8% 78%
29 Mental health counselors 710 $29,880 $21,860 - 40,130 30% 73%
30 Engineering managers 700 $105,630 $62,170 - 146,010 7% 84%
31 Medical and health services managers 700 $81,370 $54,400 - 124,350 16% 57%
32 Graphic designers 690 $41,390 $25,560 - 61,420 10% 55%
33 Self-enrichment education teachers 670 $39,530 $21,510 - 54,380 23% 54%
34 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 650 $54,270 $31,970 - 86,770 17% 56%
35 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 650 $30,940 $20,920 - 47,790 15% 51%
36 Physical therapists 610 $72,580 $41,130 - 102,900 27% 89%
37 Computer and information systems managers 590 $81,470 $41,100 - 124,880 16% 73%
38 Chemists 580 $67,650 $37,570 - 106,050 9% 93%
39 Financial specialists, all other 570 $51,140 $25,650 - 85,800 12% 50%
40 Industrial engineers 560 $61,270 $30,150 - 101,560 20% 74%
41 Librarians 530 $50,280 $36,900 - 65,350 4% 85%
42 Detectives and criminal investigators 520 $58,610 $32,170 - 95,230 17% 54%
43 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 510 $43,080 $25,450 - 62,870 11% 95%
44 Instructional coordinators 500 $48,460 $31,470 - 68,770 23% 79%
45 Training and development specialists 480 $50,660 $28,220 - 79,970 18% 56%
46 Advertising sales agents 480 $40,940 $19,620 - 79,420 20% 56%
47 Coaches and scouts 470 $41,710 $17,230 - 70,030 15% 60%
48 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 470 $40,160 $22,690 - 61,220 18% 56%
49 Network and computer systems administrators 450 $59,290 $38,720 - 86,330 27% 50%
50 Computer software engineers, applications 440 $80,830 $50,780 - 119,180 45% 85%
51 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 440 $64,230 $29,700 - 96,380 25% 67%
52 Mechanical engineers 430 $75,930 $47,300 - 112,280 4% 78%
53 Sales and related workers, all other 430 $36,120 $20,650 - 59,560 14% 62%
54 Public relations specialists 420 $55,750 $29,390 - 104,120 18% 81%
55 Purchasing managers 370 $61,530 $42,370 - 84,140 3% 57%
56 Social and community service managers 370 $60,450 $35,100 - 87,600 25% 72%
57 Network systems and data communications analysts 370 $56,980 $32,620 - 81,220 53% 57%
58 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 360 $49,580 $23,790 - 77,110 34% 73%
59 Producers and directors 350 $48,980 $19,540 - 96,340 11% 75%
60 Medical and public health social workers 340 $45,820 $25,040 - 64,910 24% 77%
61 Architects, except landscape and naval 330 $68,520 $43,390 - 98,110 18% 88%
62 Chemical engineers 320 $91,850 $47,450 - 143,970 8% 91%
63 Computer software engineers, systems software 310 $74,800 $49,790 - 111,190 28% 85%
64 Social workers, all other 310 $44,140 $24,610 - 63,160 18% 77%
65 Personal financial advisors 300 $70,120 $25,470 - 136,220 41% 81%
66 Chief executives 290 $161,190 $82,760 - 2% 65%
67 Dentists, general 290 $140,290 $44,040 - 9% 100%
68 Occupational therapists 290 $76,660 $51,300 - 104,190 23% 90%
69 Financial analysts 290 $66,510 $38,680 - 100,650 34% 87%
70 Counselors, all other 290 $35,020 $19,960 - 57,590 17% 73%
71 Electrical engineers 280 $98,330 $59,460 - 163,550 6% 81%
72 Market research analysts 280 $43,430 $32,310 - 62,220 20% 82%
73 Occupational health and safety specialists 260 $66,070 $52,170 - 81,280 8% 72%
74 Surveyors 260 $48,720 $21,880 - 79,490 24% 82%
75 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 260 $43,850 $30,450 - 60,620 30% 77%
76 Insurance underwriters 260 $43,630 $28,690 - 65,680 6% 53%
77 Marketing managers 250 $82,470 $47,350 - 141,560 14% 69%
78 Human resources managers, all other 250 $72,350 $47,680 - 103,240 11% 58%
79 Education administrators, all other 250 $70,030 $35,150 - 124,290 13% 78%
80 Editors 250 $49,550 $24,860 - 82,830 2% 81%
81 Musicians and singers 250 $0 $ - 10% 53%
82 Speech-language pathologists 230 $74,990 $49,540 - 117,530 11% 98%
83 Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 230 $44,930 $18,600 - 82,130 15% 72%
84 Tax preparers 230 $33,440 $17,310 - 58,230 -8% 54%
85 Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers 220 $89,080 $68,590 - 109,090 22% 93%
86 Database administrators 220 $64,720 $41,530 - 97,640 29% 72%
87 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 220 $43,320 $29,330 - 62,470 18% 56%
88 Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors 220 $36,550 $21,500 - 51,590 14% 54%
89 Biological technicians 210 $33,600 $20,390 - 53,440 16% 60%
90 Veterinarians 180 $74,470 $54,510 - 111,240 35% 100%
91 Health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors 180 $56,880 $31,820 - 93,200 10% 74%
92 Education, training, and library workers, all other 180 $39,670 $16,130 - 71,460 11% 79%
93 Rehabilitation counselors 180 $38,250 $25,390 - 53,770 23% 73%
94 Commercial pilots 170 $65,100 $24,260 - 105,220 13% 74%
95 Writers and authors 170 $49,260 $20,500 - 80,760 13% 84%
96 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 170 $47,920 $37,200 - 60,520 -5% 96%
97 Floral designers 170 $24,060 $18,270 - 31,130 -9% 55%
98 Budget analysts 160 $57,480 $38,300 - 82,100 7% 78%
99 Electronics engineers, except computer 150 $81,900 $59,670 - 107,290 4% 81%
100 Advertising and promotions managers 150 $66,400 $35,190 - 102,520 6% 76%

Where the Majority of Workers Do Not Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Retail salespersons 18,100 $23,980 $13,990 - 35,040 12% 25%
2 Cashiers 17,080 $17,200 $13,060 - 23,080 -3% 10%
3 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 12,270 $22,450 $14,350 - 31,590 2% 5%
4 Waiters and waitresses 11,280 $17,380 $12,900 - 24,770 11% 14%
5 Food preparation workers 10,110 $16,630 $13,030 - 21,940 15% 7%
6 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 10,050 $27,400 $19,060 - 38,320 1% 18%
7 General and operations managers 9,480 $103,380 $43,720 - 2% 48%
8 Office clerks, general 9,080 $22,350 $14,060 - 31,730 13% 19%
9 Maintenance and repair workers, general 7,540 $34,170 $20,750 - 49,920 10% 6%
10 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 7,350 $33,710 $22,690 - 47,420 13% 16%
11 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 7,240 $19,820 $13,820 - 26,660 15% 4%
12 Stock clerks and order fillers 6,320 $22,310 $14,010 - 32,860 -8% 8%
13 Receptionists and information clerks 6,110 $21,920 $14,840 - 30,090 17% 13%
14 Security guards 5,930 $25,160 $16,000 - 36,980 17% 13%
15 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 5,560 $40,230 $25,810 - 58,730 6% 29%
16 Customer service representatives 5,550 $28,780 $18,910 - 41,830 25% 22%
17 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 5,340 $36,140 $23,190 - 54,110 10% 4%
18 Construction laborers 5,120 $27,750 $17,710 - 42,010 11% 5%
19 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 4,960 $35,410 $22,340 - 50,430 4% 25%
20 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 4,630 $22,070 $16,380 - 29,400 18% 7%
21 Bartenders 4,440 $15,940 $12,710 - 19,960 11% 17%
22 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 4,260 $37,820 $28,140 - 48,630 14% 7%
23 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 4,170 $34,480 $25,290 - 46,990 15% 18%
24 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 4,090 $28,010 $16,040 - 44,210 8% 4%
25 Cooks, restaurant 3,840 $21,310 $14,630 - 29,420 12% 5%
26 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 3,770 $29,410 $19,780 - 40,870 11% 14%
27 Business operations specialists, all other 3,760 $57,130 $29,180 - 93,090 21% 49%
28 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 3,760 $39,900 $27,510 - 55,290 5% 2%
29 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 3,440 $38,040 $27,870 - 49,580 11% 33%
30 Electricians 3,380 $45,160 $27,540 - 63,400 7% 7%
31 Teacher assistants 3,230 $18,540 $13,480 - 24,900 10% 18%
32 Carpenters 2,890 $39,360 $27,080 - 53,480 10% 6%
33 Cooks, fast food 2,840 $15,850 $12,960 - 19,460 8% 5%
34 Tellers 2,760 $22,270 $17,060 - 29,200 14% 16%
35 Sailors and marine oilers 2,750 $33,450 $19,520 - 50,410 16% 17%
36 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 2,650 $40,110 $27,850 - 54,900 11% 4%
37 Home health aides 2,590 $18,720 $13,460 - 25,560 49% 7%
38 Postsecondary teachers, all other 2,570 $60,300 $33,720 - 100,780 0% 0%
39 Dishwashers 2,520 $15,810 $12,850 - 20,450 10% 3%
40 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 2,300 $28,390 $17,270 - 40,960 4% 6%
41 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 2,250 $34,620 $19,460 - 52,660 14% 4%
42 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 2,240 $59,020 $36,290 - 94,240 -5% 15%
43 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 2,230 $54,770 $36,660 - 75,860 9% 10%
44 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 2,180 $55,540 $35,460 - 81,960 7% 13%
45 Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels 2,160 $65,370 $34,460 - 103,210 18% 21%
46 Insurance sales agents 2,110 $53,900 $28,200 - 91,570 13% 45%
47 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 2,050 $16,560 $13,030 - 20,800 18% 5%
48 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 2,040 $28,760 $21,410 - 39,400 4% 15%
49 Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers 1,990 $59,360 $43,800 - 76,300 -13% 7%
50 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 1,940 $18,310 $13,710 - 24,130 11% 5%
51 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 1,920 $37,940 $25,640 - 52,980 8% 3%
52 All other information and record clerks 1,920 $30,440 $21,800 - 43,840 -13% 21%
53 Production workers, all other 1,910 $34,390 $19,800 - 51,030 2% 5%
54 Sales representatives, services, all other 1,860 $42,490 $24,680 - 69,860 28% 48%
55 Child care workers 1,810 $19,920 $13,750 - 27,900 18% 15%
56 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 1,790 $21,310 $13,820 - 31,290 18% 6%
57 Paralegals and legal assistants 1,770 $43,640 $27,790 - 61,320 22% 45%
58 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 1,640 $37,280 $25,400 - 51,860 9% 3%
59 Legal secretaries 1,560 $39,480 $26,730 - 51,330 12% 18%
60 Industrial truck and tractor operators 1,550 $30,030 $21,260 - 42,390 -2% 2%
61 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 1,530 $17,320 $13,200 - 22,830 10% 8%
62 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 1,530 $17,010 $12,940 - 23,070 10% 17%
63 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 1,510 $55,350 $35,820 - 79,460 9% 47%
64 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 1,480 $38,890 $20,500 - 61,360 -7% 14%
65 Machinists 1,430 $43,120 $27,470 - 65,200 -3% 3%
66 Counter and rental clerks 1,420 $23,170 $14,040 - 36,990 23% 16%
67 Computer support specialists 1,390 $39,610 $25,870 - 53,250 13% 43%
68 Correctional officers and jailers 1,390 $26,230 $20,260 - 34,460 17% 11%
69 Medical assistants 1,380 $26,540 $19,400 - 33,190 35% 10%
70 Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines 1,360 $37,830 $26,500 - 50,620 12% 3%
71 Fire fighters 1,360 $29,300 $17,450 - 45,800 12% 18%
72 Painters, construction and maintenance 1,340 $32,780 $23,200 - 42,450 12% 6%
73 Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 1,290 $31,950 $19,080 - 49,500 2% 11%
74 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 1,270 $22,030 $16,070 - 29,700 17% 14%
75 Postal service mail carriers 1,240 $0 $ - 1% 11%
76 Bill and account collectors 1,230 $33,070 $22,420 - 49,870 23% 13%
77 Data entry keyers 1,220 $25,600 $18,110 - 34,630 -5% 18%
78 Helpers--production workers 1,200 $26,190 $19,200 - 33,530 -1% 4%
79 Parking lot attendants 1,200 $16,330 $12,900 - 20,790 12% 14%
80 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 1,190 $19,310 $13,920 - 25,880 10% 5%
81 Pharmacy technicians 1,180 $28,390 $20,060 - 37,670 32% 16%
82 Bus drivers, school 1,180 $19,110 $13,570 - 24,900 9% 4%
83 Industrial machinery mechanics 1,160 $43,710 $29,920 - 62,740 9% 5%
84 Dental assistants 1,160 $28,990 $20,600 - 38,030 29% 9%
85 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 1,160 $22,170 $13,540 - 36,460 14% 3%
86 Packers and packagers, hand 1,160 $20,700 $13,640 - 30,600 -12% 3%
87 Personal and home care aides 1,140 $16,680 $13,040 - 20,530 51% 10%
88 Property, real estate, and community association managers 1,130 $48,350 $20,960 - 79,530 15% 36%
89 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 1,130 $17,530 $13,020 - 23,920 12% 6%
90 Food servers, nonrestaurant 1,110 $19,910 $13,250 - 29,240 16% 9%
91 Driver/sales workers 1,090 $30,650 $17,080 - 47,420 -5% 4%
92 Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers 1,030 $24,960 $15,150 - 33,400 12% 0%
93 Loan officers 1,020 $49,370 $28,700 - 80,830 12% 49%
94 Payroll and timekeeping clerks 1,020 $31,180 $22,470 - 40,670 3% 18%
95 Gaming dealers 1,010 $23,060 $12,980 - 45,630 24% 11%
96 Healthcare support workers, all other 1,000 $29,320 $20,340 - 39,560 16% 10%
97 Physicians and surgeons, all other 990 $165,480 $65,840 - 0% 0%
98 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 990 $43,490 $25,330 - 63,420 4% 30%
99 Installation, maintenance, and repair workers, all other 970 $32,420 $18,440 - 49,530 8% 9%
100 Sheet metal workers 960 $32,950 $23,540 - 46,170 7% 4%
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Jobs More Common Near New Orleans Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Commercial divers 69,040 360 171
Extraction workers, all other 47,730 100 32.9
Sailors and marine oilers 33,450 2,750 28.2
Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels 65,370 2,160 22.7
Pump operators, except wellhead pumpers 61,640 220 20.3
Slot key persons 24,320 510 19
Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers 59,360 1,990 17.6
Geological and petroleum technicians 63,470 550 15.8
Petroleum engineers 98,560 970 14.7
Plant and system operators, all other 44,250 270 12.2
Riggers 32,850 290 10.8
Pile-driver operators 39,380 110 10.6
Drafters, all other 51,970 540 9.7
Derrick operators, oil and gas 37,300 360 9.6
Roustabouts, oil and gas 31,750 670 8.2
Boilermakers 48,860 310 8.2
Ship engineers 64,830 220 7.7
Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining 44,700 590 7.6
Marine engineers and naval architects 75,390 110 7.3
Electrical and electronics installers and repairers, transportation equipment 40,770 160 7.3
Insulation workers, mechanical 39,490 540 6.7
Gaming change persons and booth cashiers 25,850 280 6.4
Chemical plant and system operators 61,120 700 6.4
Cooks, all other 22,460 220 6.4
Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 20,990 540 6.3
Helpers--extraction workers 33,810 100 5.9
Material moving workers, all other 36,090 600 5.2
Athletes and sports competitors 0 120 4.9
Crane and tower operators 40,620 550 4.8
Psychiatric technicians 23,540 490 4.5
Rotary drill operators, oil and gas 53,830 220 4.3
Postsecondary teachers, all other 60,300 2,570 4
Gaming dealers 23,060 1,010 3.9
Helpers--painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons 23,860 190 3.7
Bailiffs 29,720 150 3.7
Counselors, all other 35,020 290 3.6
Personal care and service workers, all other 18,750 730 3.5
Special education teachers, secondary school 47,740 1,640 3.3
Tour guides and escorts 21,050 290 3.3
Therapists, all other 57,410 120 3.2
Hazardous materials removal workers 35,910 420 3.1
First-line supervisors/managers of correctional officers 37,740 200 3.1
Chemical engineers 91,850 320 3.1
Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines 37,830 1,360 3.1
Court reporters 39,430 130 3.1
Food preparation workers 16,630 10,110 3.1
Media and communication workers, all other 29,660 210 3.1
Meter readers, utilities 27,770 380 3
Maintenance workers, machinery 39,830 700 3
Graduate teaching assistants 36,360 410 2.9

Work Paying Relatively Well in the New Orleans, Louisiana Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Graders and sorters, agricultural products 28,770 1.42 150
Pump operators, except wellhead pumpers 61,640 1.42 220
Reporters and correspondents 57,970 1.42 120
Assemblers and fabricators, all other 36,480 1.38 510
Chemical equipment operators and tenders 55,440 1.31 320
Couriers and messengers 31,380 1.3 590
Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 41,680 1.29 120
Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 49,580 1.28 360
Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks 37,070 1.28 450
Baggage porters and bellhops 26,460 1.27 300
Protective service workers, all other 38,320 1.23 760
Chemical technicians 51,590 1.23 410
Electrical engineers 98,330 1.23 280
Cargo and freight agents 47,650 1.22 500
Transportation workers, all other 40,040 1.22 130
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 30,590 1.22 890
Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers 89,080 1.22 220
Chemical plant and system operators 61,120 1.21 700
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 31,260 1.2 760
Geological and petroleum technicians 63,470 1.2 550
Computer specialists, all other 80,200 1.19 880
Production workers, all other 34,390 1.19 1,910
Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents 65,640 1.18 150
Structural metal fabricators and fitters 39,550 1.17 800
Driver/sales workers 30,650 1.17 1,090
Coaches and scouts 41,710 1.17 470
Machinists 43,120 1.17 1,430
Speech-language pathologists 74,990 1.16 230
Health educators 53,350 1.16 140
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 38,890 1.16 1,480
Education administrators, postsecondary 103,010 1.16 710
Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers 59,360 1.15 1,990
Teachers and instructors, all other 43,680 1.15 1,040
Commercial divers 69,040 1.15 360
Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials 22,670 1.15 240
Conveyor operators and tenders 34,440 1.14 150
Occupational therapists 76,660 1.14 290
Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment 55,840 1.14 260
Drafters, all other 51,970 1.14 540
Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining 44,700 1.13 590
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 39,900 1.13 3,760
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 22,030 1.13 1,270
Civil engineers 82,140 1.12 970
Nonfarm animal caretakers 23,180 1.12 600
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 59,020 1.12 2,240
Surveying and mapping technicians 42,270 1.11 170
Helpers--production workers 26,190 1.11 1,200
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 32,260 1.11 170
Public relations specialists 55,750 1.1 420
Graduate teaching assistants 36,360 1.1 410

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Colleges Listed Alphabetically. About 7,000 colleges & trade schools, including online schools.
Colleges by Major City. Browse cities with multiple college options.
Online Colleges. Colleges with online degree programs.
Graduate Schools by State. Colleges offering graduate degree programs.
Graduate Schools by Major City. Find cities with multiple graduate school options.
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