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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations174330$39,400$18.94100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations24330$32,310$15.5414.35
3Sales and Related Occupations21920$30,820$14.829.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations17020$20,350$9.798.55
5Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations15490$66,090$31.785.8
6Transportation and Material Moving Occupations12810$31,510$15.156.55
7Education, Training, and Library Occupations11420$45,260$21.766.05
8Production Occupations8630$40,170$19.315.7
9Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations8510$40,930$19.683.8
10Personal Care and Service Occupations7890$21,660$10.414.3
11Construction and Extraction Occupations7720$39,910$19.194.45
12Cashiers7240$18,730$92.2
13Management Occupations6950$92,750$44.596.15
14Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations6680$22,150$10.653.65
15Healthcare Support Occupations6560$25,770$12.393
16Retail Salespersons6110$25,980$12.492.85
17Business and Financial Operations Occupations5940$56,940$27.385.25
18Registered Nurses5250$61,030$29.341.95
19Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand4810$26,620$12.81.7
20Protective Service Occupations4360$39,970$19.222.2
21Personal Care Aides3900$19,210$9.241.5
22Food Preparation Workers3850$18,290$8.80.6
23Waiters and Waitresses3660$18,030$8.671.7
24Office Clerks, General3530$25,280$12.151.9
25Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners3360$20,420$9.821.55
26Customer Service Representatives2880$31,900$15.341.75
27Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive2640$31,020$14.911.5
28Nursing Assistants2600$23,380$11.241
29Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses2500$38,680$18.60.5
30General and Operations Managers2390$110,900$53.321.5
31First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers2370$34,720$16.691
32Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food2310$19,140$9.22.3
33Maintenance and Repair Workers, General2260$34,300$16.490.9
34Community and Social Service Occupations2240$46,060$22.151.65
35Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products2130$57,510$27.650.9
36First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers2090$46,680$22.440.95
37Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers2050$40,280$19.371.2
38Business Operations Specialists, All Other1970$52,280$25.130.7
39Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1960$23,150$11.131.3
40Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1750$36,920$17.751.05
41Construction Laborers1680$28,560$13.730.8
42Cooks, Restaurant1670$22,720$10.920.8
43Architecture and Engineering Occupations1570$71,780$34.511.7
44Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers1540$31,430$15.110.6
45First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers1520$29,200$14.040.6
46Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1440$19,480$9.370.9
47Production Workers, All Other1350$40,120$19.290.2
48Computer and Mathematical Occupations1210$62,620$30.112.9
49Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations1180$42,000$20.191.8
50Security Guards1160$24,070$11.570.7
51Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers1150$25,680$12.350.8
52Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants1060$41,810$20.10.35
53Legal Occupations1040$75,520$36.310.8
54Receptionists and Information Clerks1010$25,020$12.030.7
55Accountants and Auditors980$60,850$29.260.9
56Medical Assistants980$26,390$12.690.45
57Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers850$48,080$23.120.4
58Firefighters840$39,810$19.140.2
59Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers820$43,750$21.030.3
60Tellers810$25,860$12.430.3
61Carpenters750$36,860$17.720.7
62First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers750$61,260$29.450.3
63Gaming Dealers750$18,410$8.850.1
64Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations750$64,370$30.950.8
65First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers740$62,370$29.990.4
66First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers740$62,870$30.230.4
67Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators740$42,630$20.50.2
68Electricians730$52,870$25.420.4
69First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors690$49,950$24.020
70Counter and Rental Clerks680$22,680$10.910.3
71Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics660$36,930$17.760.5
72Driver/Sales Workers640$28,090$13.510.3
73Sales Representatives, Services, All Other640$52,410$25.20.6
74Childcare Workers620$20,020$9.630.8
75Insurance Sales Agents620$46,360$22.290.3
76Managers, All Other600$83,360$40.080.6
77Cooks, Fast Food590$21,000$10.10.3
78Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers590$19,090$9.180.3
79Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors580$55,190$26.540.2
80Pharmacy Technicians570$31,390$15.090.3
81Parts Salespersons560$28,680$13.790.2
82Bartenders540$17,940$8.620.4
83Home Health Aides540$18,890$9.080.7
84Medical and Health Services Managers520$97,820$47.030.25
85Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers490$29,830$14.340
86Billing and Posting Clerks480$31,490$15.140.3
87Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers480$19,330$9.290.1
88Lawyers480$105,070$50.510.5
89Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers480$36,840$17.710.2
90Postal Service Mail Carriers470$49,270$23.690.2
91Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks460$20,120$9.670.2
92Industrial Machinery Mechanics460$53,960$25.940.2
93Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers460$46,380$22.30.3
94Machinists460$48,540$23.340.25
95Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators450$31,530$15.160.35
96Physicians and Surgeons, All Other440$195,200$93.850.25
97Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria430$22,220$10.680.3
98Food Servers, Nonrestaurant430$19,870$9.550.2
99Medical Records and Health Information Technicians430$38,550$18.530.1
100Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers420$53,860$25.890.15
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Jobs More Common Near Shreveport Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$39,400174,330
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$32,31024,330
Sales and Related Occupations$30,82021,920
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$20,35017,020
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$66,09015,490
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$31,51012,810
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$45,26011,420
Production Occupations$40,1708,630
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$40,9308,510
Personal Care and Service Occupations$21,6607,890
Construction and Extraction Occupations$39,9107,720
Cashiers$18,7307,240
Management Occupations$92,7506,950
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$22,1506,680
Healthcare Support Occupations$25,7706,560
Retail Salespersons$25,9806,110
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$56,9405,940
Registered Nurses$61,0305,250
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$26,6204,810
Protective Service Occupations$39,9704,360
Personal Care Aides$19,2103,900
Food Preparation Workers$18,2903,850
Waiters and Waitresses$18,0303,660
Office Clerks, General$25,2803,530
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$20,4203,360
Customer Service Representatives$31,9002,880
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$31,0202,640
Nursing Assistants$23,3802,600
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$38,6802,500
General and Operations Managers$110,9002,390
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$34,7202,370
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$19,1402,310
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$34,3002,260
Community and Social Service Occupations$46,0602,240
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$57,5102,130
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$46,6802,090
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$40,2802,050
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$52,2801,970
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$23,1501,960
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,9201,750
Construction Laborers$28,5601,680
Cooks, Restaurant$22,7201,670
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$71,7801,570
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$31,4301,540
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$29,2001,520
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$19,4801,440
Production Workers, All Other$40,1201,350
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$62,6201,210
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$42,0001,180
Security Guards$24,0701,160

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$39,400174,330
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$32,31024,330
Sales and Related Occupations$30,82021,920
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$66,09015,490
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$31,51012,810
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$45,26011,420
Production Occupations$40,1708,630
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$40,9308,510
Construction and Extraction Occupations$39,9107,720
Management Occupations$92,7506,950
Healthcare Support Occupations$25,7706,560
Retail Salespersons$25,9806,110
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$56,9405,940
Registered Nurses$61,0305,250
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$26,6204,810
Protective Service Occupations$39,9704,360
Office Clerks, General$25,2803,530
Customer Service Representatives$31,9002,880
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$31,0202,640
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$38,6802,500
General and Operations Managers$110,9002,390
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$34,7202,370
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$34,3002,260
Community and Social Service Occupations$46,0602,240
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$57,5102,130
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$46,6802,090
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$40,2802,050
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$52,2801,970
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,9201,750
Construction Laborers$28,5601,680
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$71,7801,570
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$31,4301,540
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$29,2001,520
Production Workers, All Other$40,1201,350
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$62,6201,210
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$42,0001,180
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$25,6801,150
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants$41,8101,060
Legal Occupations$75,5201,040
Receptionists and Information Clerks$25,0201,010
Accountants and Auditors$60,850980
Medical Assistants$26,390980
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$48,080850
Firefighters$39,810840
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$43,750820
Tellers$25,860810
Carpenters$36,860750
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers$61,260750
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$64,370750
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$62,370740

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