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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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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
New Orleans
Associates
15,110
Bossier City
Associates
6,714
Lafayette
Associates
6,396
Thibodaux
Masters
6,255
Bogalusa
Associates
3,839
Lake Charles
Associates
3,241
Shreveport
Associates
3,240
Chalmette
Associates
2,586
Alexandria
Associates
2,052
Minden
Associates
1,972
Baton Rouge
Associates
1,202
Baton Rouge
Associates
420
Baton Rouge
Bachelors
180

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.

2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 22.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Baton Rouge210 $48,500
Alexandria30 $
LafayetteN/A $33,830
Lake Charles140 $42,050
MonroeN/A $35,370
New Orleans-Metairie710 $43,710
Shreveport-Bossier City130 $53,380
Houma-ThibodauxN/A $37,340

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