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Learn more about average salaries, cost of living, and expenses in the South Louisiana region.


Salaries range from $36,000 to $44,500 for new teachers in South Louisiana. Corps members are independently hired by local schools or districts. Corps members are responsible for obtaining certification and employment and are not paid by Teach For America.


As employees of the individual schools and districts that partner with Teach For America, benefits vary based on employment. Upon being hired through the placement process, corps members should ensure that they receive and understand information on what benefits are provided through their employer.

Rent & Utilities

The South Louisiana region spans four Louisiana parishes with varying costs of living. The salaries offered by our partner schools and districts are commensurate with the cost of living in that area. When choosing a home or apartment, consider the following:

  • If you choose to live alone, expect to pay between $1000-$1,200 for rent and utilities.
  • If you’re sharing expenses with other incoming corps members, expect to pay between $600-$900 for rent and utilities.

Living Expenses

Given the number of communities that comprise our region, living expenses will vary based on where incoming corps members seek residence. This will affect the cost of rent, groceries, commuting, etc. Learn more about how to calculate your cost of living expenses through this article.


Given the region's expanse and local infrastructure, access to a car is required to get around in the South Louisiana region.