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Learn more about average salaries, cost of living, and expenses in the Greater New Orleans region.


Salaries range from $41,500 to $45,700 for new teachers in Greater New Orleans. Corps members are independently hired by local schools or districts. They are responsible for obtaining certification and employment and are not paid by Teach For America.


All partners offer a comprehensive benefits package including health care and retirement.

Moving Costs

Corps members typically incur several costs associated with moving and housing. The total estimated housing and transitional cost is $1,800 to $3,000.

Rent and Utilities

Rents typically range anywhere from $750 to $1,400, depending on whether a corps member has a roommate or lives solo, and what part of town they live in.

Living Expenses

Corps members consistently say they are able to live comfortably on the salaries provided by our partners. Schools, districts, and charter management organizations in Greater New Orleans offer competitive salaries for teachers. At the same time, it is important to budget well and ensure that you are planning your personal expenses accordingly as you become familiar with your salary and pay.


Corps members find that having a car in Greater New Orleans is necessary, given the layout of our city and the number of schools in which you could be hired. There are many dealerships in Greater New Orleans if you don’t already own a car, and we recommend planning to have some time to make the necessary arrangements before the school year begins.