Teacher Salary In New Orleans

Teacher Salary In New Orleans

Teachers in New Orleans make an average salary of $56,000 per year. The highest-paid teachers earn $78,000 per year.


Pre-School Teachers

Pre-school teachers help to stimulate the social and intellectual development of children in nurseries and other types of educational establishments. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average pre-school teacher in the U.S. earns an average annual wage of $33,300, or $16.01 per hour. Pre-school teachers in Nebraska, New

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York and New Jersey are the best paid, with average annual salaries over $40,000, or $19.23 per hour.

Elementary School Teachers

The BLS reports that elementary teachers in the U.S. receive an average annual salary of $59.020, or $28.37 per hour. Many teachers, including those in New York City, receive their pay at set intervals throughout the course of the year. In other areas, teachers only receive pay when school is in session. Teachers in New York and Connecticut earned an average salary slightly over $75,000, or $36.05 per hour.

Secondary School Teachers

Secondary school teachers normally specialize in one particular subject, such as chemistry or mathematics. These teachers are employed in middle schools and high schools and, like elementary teachers, are normally paid an annual salary. According to the BLS, the average secondary school teacher in the U.S. earns an annual salary of $61,420 or $29.52 an hour. The highest paid secondary teachers work in Alaska and New York, earning just over $80,000, or $38.46 per hour.

Teacher’s Union Considerations

In some areas, teacher’s unions enter into collective bargaining agreements with school districts. Union members are assured of receiving either a minimum annual salary or a minimum hourly rate. Members of the Boston Teacher’s Union with a bachelor’s degree and experience can earn up to $92,147, or $44.32, an hour, as per the 2017-18 contract. Experienced members with a doctorate earn can up approximately $110,000, or $52.88 per hour.


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The teacher will be responsible for presenting and explaining learning materials and educating students on new subjects. The teacher will communicate their subject matter by using lectures, printed, visual, audio and/or video materials. They must create a curriculum, form daily lesson plans, and prepare all lesson materials. In class, teachers may lecture on a specific subject and/or assign work, projects, and tests to help build knowledge and assess the students’ overall performance in a class.The teacher will also be responsible for maintaining and managing their classrooms and take disciplinary action when needed. In order to educate their class and ensure success, teachers should maintain a positive attitude, be energetic about the subjects they teach, and share a passion for learning themselves.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Cultivate a hunger for knowledge among students and engage them to learn
  • Encourage curiosity and continued improvement
  • Help set goals for students and work with the class to help them attain these goals
  • Keep an organized and orderly classroom that promotes creativity and learning
  • Plan curriculum for the school year
  • Create and prepare daily lesson plans for appropriate age and learning skill level, making adjustments when needed
  • Create and/or print out instructional material for classroom use
  • Lead daily lesson plans, teaching the intended subject matter and answering any questions the students may have
  • Keep track of role and ensure students are attending and participating in class
  • Assign work by means of in-class worksheets, projects, homework, presentations, reports, etc.
  • Assess performance by grading work and giving tests
  • Keep grading book and submit at end of each term
  • Help students one-on-one who need extra assistance
  • Enforce administration and school-wide policies
  • Set classroom rules and expectations
  • Discipline students (according to school policy) when necessary
  • Be active in the school community and events
  • Participate in teaching training sessions and stay up to date with current teaching methods, practices and any new knowledge in your field
  • Report to school board committees
  • Set up and lead teacher/parent student-assessment conferences

Requirements and Qualifications


  • A compassionate and confident leader
  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Clear, consistent and respectful communicator
  • Attentive listener
  • Creative and able to create a fun learning environment
  • High level of patience with experience as a mediator
  • Keeps a positive attitude and can control emotions
  • Efficient time management
  • Ability to take on many tasks at once and prioritize them by importance and relevance
  • Good at problem-solving quickly under pressure
  • Excellent collaborator
  • Strong disciplinarian
  • Outstanding critical thinking abilities
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Good classroom management
  • Proficient in the subject(s) you will be teaching
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching, Education or related subject (for Kindergarten, Elementary and High Schools)
  • State-issued teaching certification
  • Relevant experience (student teaching)
  • Continued Education Programs (if required by state)
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Experience with web programs like Blackboard or other online course management, assignment-posting systems


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