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Top 200 Popular Jobs in Louisiana

What professions have the highest employment in Louisiana? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in Louisiana. We note that the total employment in Louisiana is 1,915,800. The most popular job is the cashier profession, which employs 71,120 people (3.71 percent of the total employment in Louisiana). The second most common job is the retail salesperson profession which employs 60,190 people (3.14 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in Louisiana is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in Louisiana

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
1,915,800
100.00% $31,620
2 Cashiers
71,120
3.71% $18,180
3 Retail Salespersons
60,190
3.14% $21,180
4 Registered Nurses
40,460
2.11% $58,850
5 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
39,510
2.06% $23,700
6 Office Clerks, General
37,800
1.97% $22,710
7 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
36,380
1.90% $28,200
8 Waiters and Waitresses
34,210
1.79% $17,810
9 Food Preparation Workers
33,570
1.75% $17,790
10 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
30,650
1.60% $19,440
11 General and Operations Managers
30,530
1.59% $85,780
12 Personal Care Aides
30,390
1.59% $17,850
13 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
30,020
1.57% $33,290
14 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
25,500
1.33% $17,650
15 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
23,820
1.24% $50,270
16 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
23,540
1.23% $36,780
17 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
22,990
1.20% $33,800
18 Nursing Assistants
22,990
1.20% $19,700
19 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
22,870
1.19% $19,980
20 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
21,450
1.12% $37,270
21 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
21,080
1.10% $34,500
22 Customer Service Representatives
21,030
1.10% $26,690
23 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
20,940
1.09% $42,850
24 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
18,830
0.98% $46,810
25 Construction Laborers
17,540
0.92% $28,360
26 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
16,610
0.87% $42,890
27 Receptionists and Information Clerks
16,400
0.86% $22,340
28 Security Guards
16,360
0.85% $24,240
29 Teacher Assistants
15,370
0.80% $18,860
30 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
15,220
0.79% $27,360
31 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
14,570
0.76% $48,370
32 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
14,120
0.74% $37,070
33 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
13,740
0.72% $18,310
34 Restaurant Cooks
13,440
0.70% $21,240
35 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
12,600
0.66% $27,640
36 Carpenters
12,600
0.66% $36,450
37 Electricians
12,360
0.65% $45,250
38 Other Business Operations Specialists
12,330
0.64% $52,210
39 Accountants and Auditors
11,950
0.62% $57,360
40 Home Health Aides
11,080
0.58% $18,790
41 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
10,980
0.57% $38,220
42 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
10,810
0.56% $61,500
43 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
10,430
0.54% $57,410
44 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
9,660
0.50% $40,410
45 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
9,610
0.50% $37,180
46 Correctional Officers and Jailers
9,470
0.49% $31,590
47 Tellers
9,420
0.49% $23,500
48 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
9,280
0.48% $48,210
49 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
9,170
0.48% $58,340
50 Fast Food Cooks
8,790
0.46% $17,870
51 Bartenders
8,560
0.45% $18,170
52 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
8,470
0.44% $45,450
53 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
8,390
0.44% $82,820
54 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
8,050
0.42% $21,010
55 Childcare Workers
7,840
0.41% $18,190
56 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
7,820
0.41% $19,060
57 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
7,740
0.40% $29,120
58 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
7,690
0.40% $35,250
59 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
7,680
0.40% $45,880
60 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
7,470
0.39% $18,680
61 Lawyers
7,200
0.38% $92,170
62 Other Production Workers
7,190
0.38% $31,370
63 Machinists
6,760
0.35% $43,660
64 Medical Assistants
6,750
0.35% $26,360
65 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
6,660
0.35% $31,870
66 Sailors and Marine Oilers
6,530
0.34% $40,430
67 Insurance Sales Agents
6,430
0.34% $41,120
68 Other Sales Representatives
6,420
0.34% $40,120
69 Firefighters
6,180
0.32% $29,880
70 Helpers--Production Workers
6,150
0.32% $26,740
71 Riggers
6,110
0.32% $34,300
72 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
6,110
0.32% $35,250
73 Team Assemblers
5,900
0.31% $30,850
74 Pharmacy Technicians
5,830
0.30% $29,000
75 Billing and Posting Clerks
5,770
0.30% $30,190
76 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
5,770
0.30% $18,070
77 Other Community and Social Service Specialists
5,590
0.29% $37,940
78 All Other Managers
5,470
0.29% n/a
79 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
5,380
0.28% $64,860
80 Counter and Rental Clerks
5,250
0.27% $23,850
81 Dishwashers
5,080
0.27% $17,790
82 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
5,070
0.26% $17,890
83 Financial Managers
5,030
0.26% $84,860
84 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
4,950
0.26% $39,940
85 Unknown
4,890
0.26% $43,320
86 Chemical Plant and System Operators
4,710
0.25% $69,170
87 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
4,710
0.25% $17,780
88 Short Order Cooks
4,630
0.24% $18,470
89 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
4,610
0.24% $33,970
90 Pharmacists
4,430
0.23% $113,940
91 Crane and Tower Operators
4,360
0.23% $46,060
92 Postal Service Mail Carriers
4,350
0.23% $55,270
93 Parts Salespersons
4,290
0.22% $25,370
94 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
4,270
0.22% $53,860
95 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
4,190
0.22% $44,840
96 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers Helpers
4,050
0.21% $24,700
97 Loan Officers
4,050
0.21% $45,440
98 Compliance Officers
4,050
0.21% $56,120
99 Driver/Sales Workers
3,990
0.21% $24,640
100 Bill and Account Collectors
3,930
0.21% $30,010
101 Information and Record Clerks, All Other
3,890
0.20% $34,780
102 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
3,880
0.20% $20,320
103 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
3,880
0.20% $72,530
104 Civil Engineers
3,870
0.20% $87,840
105 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
3,810
0.20% $72,730
106 Dental Assistants
3,810
0.20% $29,500
107 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
3,770
0.20% $35,590
108 Legal Secretaries
3,770
0.20% $36,330
109 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
3,730
0.19% $20,840
110 Construction Managers
3,730
0.19% $80,290
111 Engineers, All Other
3,720
0.19% $75,330
112 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
3,700
0.19% $63,780
113 Sales Managers
3,700
0.19% $85,310
114 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
3,610
0.19% $53,170
115 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
3,550
0.19% $40,610
116 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
3,520
0.18% $34,160
117 Gaming Dealers
3,520
0.18% $18,870
118 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
3,500
0.18% $18,830
119 Computer User Support Specialists
3,500
0.18% $44,530
120 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
3,450
0.18% $41,910
121 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
3,400
0.18% $37,340
122 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
3,340
0.17% $34,390
123 Social and Human Service Assistants
3,330
0.17% $23,980
124 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
3,290
0.17% $56,030
125 Administrative Services Managers
3,220
0.17% $62,330
126 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
3,190
0.17% $41,330
127 Management Analysts
3,190
0.17% $66,230
128 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
3,180
0.17% $63,130
129 Human Resources Specialists
3,160
0.16% $48,840
130 Packers and Packagers
3,130
0.16% $20,470
131 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
3,100
0.16% $18,290
132 Recreation Workers
3,070
0.16% $19,050
133 Actors
3,060
0.16% n/a
134 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
2,990
0.16% $22,240
135 Radiologic Technologists
2,970
0.16% $47,240
136 Substitute Teachers
2,970
0.16% $22,540
137 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
2,970
0.16% $51,200
138 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
2,940
0.15% $43,560
139 Other Physicians and Surgeons
2,910
0.15% $185,070
140 Property, Real Estate Managers
2,890
0.15% $36,510
141 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
2,880
0.15% $35,370
142 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
2,870
0.15% $42,780
143 Medical Secretaries
2,800
0.15% $28,070
144 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
2,790
0.15% $29,910
145 Medical and Health Services Managers
2,790
0.15% $81,570
146 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
2,750
0.14% $41,820
147 Other Postsecondary Teachers
2,730
0.14% $52,520
148 Electricians Helpers
2,720
0.14% $28,840
149 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
2,710
0.14% $21,070
150 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
2,710
0.14% $51,350
151 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
2,700
0.14% $28,620
152 Other Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers
2,690
0.14% n/a
153 Mechanical Engineers
2,660
0.14% $88,590
154 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
2,640
0.14% $30,020
155 Other Assemblers and Fabricators
2,630
0.14% $26,550
156 Cost Estimators
2,610
0.14% $55,990
157 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
2,590
0.14% $41,100
158 Other Computer Occupations
2,590
0.14% $67,600
159 Physical Therapists
2,580
0.13% $81,720
160 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service
2,570
0.13% $22,890
161 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers
2,540
0.13% $19,570
162 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
2,470
0.13% $32,260
163 Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and SteamfittersHelpers
2,420
0.13% $29,200
164 All Other Special Education Teachers
2,380
0.12% $51,840
165 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
2,370
0.12% $33,790
166 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
2,370
0.12% $47,950
167 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
2,320
0.12% $63,140
168 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
2,250
0.12% $52,230
169 Mechanical Insulation Workers
2,220
0.12% $40,830
170 Public Relations Specialists
2,220
0.12% $43,240
171 Postsecondary Education Administrators
2,220
0.12% $78,630
172 Data Entry Keyers
2,210
0.12% $27,750
173 Industrial Engineers
2,190
0.11% $86,080
174 Chemical Engineers
2,190
0.11% $109,960
175 Other Healthcare Support Workers
2,160
0.11% $27,370
176 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
2,140
0.11% $48,340
177 File Clerks
2,110
0.11% $22,300
178 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
2,100
0.11% $46,340
179 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
2,090
0.11% $37,060
180 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
2,090
0.11% $29,740
181 Respiratory Therapists
2,090
0.11% $50,930
182 Maintenance Workers, Machinery
2,070
0.11% $39,100
183 Other Education, Training, and Library Workers
2,060
0.11% $44,250
184 Speech-Language Pathologists
2,040
0.11% $56,450
185 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers
2,030
0.11% $27,350
186 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
2,020
0.11% $25,900
187 Computer Programmers
2,010
0.10% $61,900
188 Instructional Coordinators
2,000
0.10% $49,880
189 Computer Systems Analysts
1,990
0.10% $63,010
190 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
1,980
0.10% $56,380
191 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
1,970
0.10% $52,170
192 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
1,970
0.10% $46,730
193 Graduate Teaching Assistants
1,970
0.10% $31,230
194 Dental Hygienists
1,960
0.10% $62,430
195 Surgical Technologists
1,940
0.10% $38,680
196 Healthcare Social Workers
1,910
0.10% $47,540
197 Butchers and Meat Cutters
1,890
0.10% $25,840
198 Automotive Body and Related Repairers
1,890
0.10% $34,570
199 Ship Engineers
1,870
0.10% $84,060
200 Phlebotomists
1,870
0.10% $26,440

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