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Shreveport Employment

Employment and Industries in the Shreveport, Louisiana Area

Shreveport is regarded as the region's commercial center. The economy is primarily powered by service industries. The gaming industry is a significant part of the economy. Due to being a major medical center, many jobs are provided in healthcare. Due to Haynesville Shale, numerous jobs are expected to be provided by the natural gas industry.

The film industry is also an important element of the local economy with numerous movies being filmed in the city. In addition, Shreveport includes the Shreveport Operations A General Motors facility, which is slated to be closed before or during 2012.

The leading job providers in the Shreveport region are:

  • Caddo Parish School Board
  • City of Shreveport
  • LSU Health Sciences Center
  • Willis-Knighton Medical Center
  • Veterans Administration Medical Center
  • Christus Health Northern Louisiana
  • Red River Entertainment of Shreveport
  • Tango Transport Inc
  • Red River Sanitors Inc
  • Accounting Plus Solutions
  • AI-Shreveport, LLC
  • Frymaster/Dean
  • Emerald Correctional Management LLC
  • Diocese of Shreveport
  • Jean Simpson Personnel Services Inc
  • Ivan Smith Furniture Co, LLC
  • Griggs Enterprises Inc
  • Libbey Glass, Inc
  • The ARC of Caddo-Bosier
  • AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company
  • Securitas USA
  • Walmart

Some of the most common jobs filled by those with college degrees are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, medical and health services managers, lawyers, managers, social and human service assistants; medical and clinical laboratory technologists; educational, vocational and school counselors; and pharmacists.

The largest job providing sectors in Shreveport are:

  • Healthcare
  • Accommodation and food services
  • Educational services
  • Government
  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Arts, entertainment and recreation
  • Finance and insurance

Pertinent data about Shreveport, Louisiana: The estimated median household income in 2007 was $33,000. The cost of living index in the city in 2008 was at 82.7 which is lower than the nation's average of 100. Regarding the population over the age of 25, approximately 22% have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Local companies are invited to work with useful associations including:

Those interested in local business and industry news may want to visit shreveporttimes.com.

Jobs in Shreveport

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 178000 $38720 $18.61 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 26710 $31590 $15.19 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 22380 $31160 $14.98 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 17920 $19800 $9.52 8.3
5 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 15470 $65310 $31.4 5.75
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 12040 $31600 $15.19 6.45
7 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 10760 $45070 $21.67 6.15
8 Production Occupations 9490 $38290 $18.41 5.85
9 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 8750 $39050 $18.78 3.8
10 Construction and Extraction Occupations 8140 $39100 $18.8 4.4
11 Personal Care and Service Occupations 7820 $21030 $10.11 4.1
12 Cashiers 7650 $18880 $9.08 2.25
13 Management Occupations 7050 $92520 $44.48 6.05
14 Healthcare Support Occupations 6540 $25630 $12.32 3.05
15 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 6510 $22020 $10.59 3.7
16 Retail Salespersons 6040 $25590 $12.3 3.1
17 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 5650 $58400 $28.08 5.05
18 Registered Nurses 5090 $60430 $29.05 1.9
19 Protective Service Occupations 4540 $37970 $18.26 2.25
20 Personal Care Aides 3920 $18360 $8.83 1.3
21 Waiters and Waitresses 3900 $17630 $8.48 1.6
22 Office Clerks, General 3820 $25080 $12.06 2
23 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3780 $26830 $12.9 1.6
24 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3390 $20640 $9.92 1.6
25 Customer Service Representatives 3090 $30960 $14.89 1.75
26 Food Preparation Workers 3080 $17800 $8.56 0.6
27 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3050 $30600 $14.71 1.6
28 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 2660 $38060 $18.3 0.5
29 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2630 $18660 $8.97 2.15
30 General and Operations Managers 2580 $113230 $54.44 1.4
31 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 2350 $35830 $17.22 1
32 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2270 $33060 $15.89 0.9
33 Nursing Assistants 2260 $23330 $11.22 1.05
34 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2230 $22110 $10.63 1.2
35 Community and Social Service Occupations 2170 $44260 $21.28 1.65
36 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2140 $46830 $22.51 1
37 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2080 $57400 $27.6 1
38 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 2010 $40540 $19.49 1.2
39 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1960 $36210 $17.41 1.1
40 Cooks, Restaurant 1740 $21230 $10.21 0.75
41 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 1640 $30260 $14.55 0.6
42 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1630 $70910 $34.09 1.65
43 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1630 $55460 $26.66 0.7
44 Construction Laborers 1540 $27360 $13.15 0.8
45 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1440 $30280 $14.56 0.6
46 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1420 $18390 $8.84 1
47 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1370 $61600 $29.62 2.8
48 Security Guards 1360 $22610 $10.87 0.7
49 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1260 $22450 $10.79 0.7
50 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1160 $41310 $19.86 1.7
51 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 1080 $42000 $20.19 0.5
52 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1060 $24860 $11.95 0.8
53 Legal Occupations 1020 $68550 $32.96 0.8
54 Production Workers, All Other 1000 $34380 $16.53 0.2
55 Team Assemblers 980 $32140 $15.45 0.75
56 Cooks, Fast Food 940 $19490 $9.37 0.3
57 Medical Assistants 910 $26090 $12.54 0.45
58 Tellers 880 $24660 $11.86 0.3
59 Accountants and Auditors 870 $62580 $30.09 0.9
60 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 850 $18330 $8.82 0.3
61 Firefighters 850 $39130 $18.81 0.2
62 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 830 $20200 $9.71 0.3
63 Carpenters 830 $34320 $16.5 0.6
64 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 810 $47370 $22.78 0.45
65 Gaming Dealers 810 $17730 $8.52 0
66 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 800 $42960 $20.65 0.3
67 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 780 $42770 $20.56 0.2
68 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 760 $61080 $29.36 0.4
69 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 760 $63730 $30.64 0.9
70 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 740 $60610 $29.14 0.4
71 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 730 $37040 $17.81 0.5
72 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 730 $61650 $29.64 0.3
73 Counter and Rental Clerks 700 $25850 $12.43 0.3
74 Electricians 690 $46520 $22.37 0.4
75 Home Health Aides 690 $18590 $8.94 0.7
76 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 680 $18650 $8.97 0.3
77 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 640 $53270 $25.61 0.6
78 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 630 $46360 $22.29 0.3
79 Parts Salespersons 610 $29890 $14.37 0.2
80 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 610 $84090 $40.43 0.2
81 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 580 $46870 $22.53 0.3
82 Managers, All Other 570 $79330 $38.14 0.65
83 Pharmacy Technicians 540 $30180 $14.51 0.25
84 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 520 $30520 $14.67 0.1
85 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 520 $29350 $14.11 0.4
86 Bartenders 520 $18870 $9.07 0.4
87 Childcare Workers 500 $18910 $9.09 0.8
88 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 500 $19310 $9.28 0.1
89 Machinists 480 $45570 $21.91 0.3
90 Lawyers 480 $96700 $46.49 0.5
91 Insurance Sales Agents 480 $46820 $22.51 0.3
92 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 470 $50790 $24.42 0.2
93 Postal Service Mail Carriers 460 $49560 $23.83 0.15
94 Bill and Account Collectors 460 $28840 $13.87 0.2
95 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 460 $20020 $9.63 0.2
96 Medical and Health Services Managers 450 $91410 $43.95 0.2
97 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 450 $36220 $17.42 0.1
98 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 450 $196910 $94.67 0.2
99 Billing and Posting Clerks 440 $31150 $14.98 0.35
100 Dishwashers 440 $17910 $8.61 0.3
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Jobs More Common Near Shreveport Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 38,720 178,000
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31,590 26,710
Sales and Related Occupations 31,160 22,380
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 19,800 17,920
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 65,310 15,470
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 31,600 12,040
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 45,070 10,760
Production Occupations 38,290 9,490
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 39,050 8,750
Construction and Extraction Occupations 39,100 8,140
Personal Care and Service Occupations 21,030 7,820
Cashiers 18,880 7,650
Management Occupations 92,520 7,050
Healthcare Support Occupations 25,630 6,540
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 22,020 6,510
Retail Salespersons 25,590 6,040
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 58,400 5,650
Registered Nurses 60,430 5,090
Protective Service Occupations 37,970 4,540
Personal Care Aides 18,360 3,920
Waiters and Waitresses 17,630 3,900
Office Clerks, General 25,080 3,820
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,830 3,780
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 20,640 3,390
Customer Service Representatives 30,960 3,090
Food Preparation Workers 17,800 3,080
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,600 3,050
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 38,060 2,660
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,660 2,630
General and Operations Managers 113,230 2,580
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 35,830 2,350
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 33,060 2,270
Nursing Assistants 23,330 2,260
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 22,110 2,230
Community and Social Service Occupations 44,260 2,170
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 46,830 2,140
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 57,400 2,080
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 40,540 2,010
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,210 1,960
Cooks, Restaurant 21,230 1,740
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 30,260 1,640
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 70,910 1,630
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 55,460 1,630
Construction Laborers 27,360 1,540
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 30,280 1,440
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 18,390 1,420
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 61,600 1,370
Security Guards 22,610 1,360
Receptionists and Information Clerks 22,450 1,260
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 41,310 1,160

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 38,720 178,000
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31,590 26,710
Sales and Related Occupations 31,160 22,380
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 65,310 15,470
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 31,600 12,040
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 45,070 10,760
Production Occupations 38,290 9,490
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 39,050 8,750
Construction and Extraction Occupations 39,100 8,140
Management Occupations 92,520 7,050
Healthcare Support Occupations 25,630 6,540
Retail Salespersons 25,590 6,040
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 58,400 5,650
Registered Nurses 60,430 5,090
Protective Service Occupations 37,970 4,540
Office Clerks, General 25,080 3,820
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,830 3,780
Customer Service Representatives 30,960 3,090
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,600 3,050
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 38,060 2,660
General and Operations Managers 113,230 2,580
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 35,830 2,350
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 33,060 2,270
Community and Social Service Occupations 44,260 2,170
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 46,830 2,140
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 57,400 2,080
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 40,540 2,010
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,210 1,960
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 30,260 1,640
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 70,910 1,630
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 55,460 1,630
Construction Laborers 27,360 1,540
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 30,280 1,440
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 61,600 1,370
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 41,310 1,160
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 42,000 1,080
Legal Occupations 68,550 1,020
Production Workers, All Other 34,380 1,000
Team Assemblers 32,140 980
Medical Assistants 26,090 910
Accountants and Auditors 62,580 870
Firefighters 39,130 850
Carpenters 34,320 830
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 47,370 810
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 42,960 800
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 42,770 780
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 61,080 760
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 63,730 760
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 60,610 740
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 37,040 730

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