Baton Rouge Jobs

  • CDL-A Company Truck Drivers

    Mesilla Valley Transportation - Baton Rouge, LA

    At Mesilla Valley Transportation all the pieces are in place to enjoy a better truck driving career with a carrier that knows how to treat you well! Mesilla Valley Transportation,...

    from Mesilla Valley Transportation - 16 hours ago
  • Counselor/ Administrative Assistant

    CRC Health Group - Baton Rouge, LA

    CRC Health Group is the nation's leading provider of treatment and educational programs for adults and youth who are struggling with behavioral issues, chemical dependency, eating...

    from CRC Health Group - 18 hours ago
  • NEW! Low Payment Lease for Flatbed Drivers, Take Home $1350/WK

    Western Express - Baton Rouge, LA

    Western Express has immediate openings for their new Flatbed Lease Purchase program. If you’ve always wanted to own your own truck and start your own business, now you can get...

    from Western Express - 18 hours ago
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Baton Rouge, French: Bâton-Rouge is the capital and the second largest city in Louisiana behind New Orleans. The effects of Hurricane Katrina have, at least temporarily, reduced the population of Orleans Parish such that East Baton Rouge Parish is currently more highly populated than Orleans Parish. Baton Rouge serves as the parish seat of East Baton Rouge Parish. In June 2005 East Baton Rouge Parish contained 412,000 residents. Baton Rouge is located in the southeast portion of the state along the Mississippi River. It owes its location and its historical importance to its site upon Istrouma Bluff, the first bluff upriver from the Mississippi delta, which protects the city’s 224,097 residents from flooding and other natural disasters. In addition to the natural protection, the city sports a levee system stretching from the bluff southward to protect the riverfront and the southern agricultural areas. The Greater Baton Rouge population is approximately 700,000. The...more

Baton Rouge Careers

Among the most common occupations in Baton Rouge are Management, professional, and related occupations, 31%; Sales and office occupations, 23%; and Service occupations, 20%. Approximately 67 percent of workers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana work for companies, 20 percent work for the government and 3 percent are self-employed.

Baton Rouge Industries

The leading industries in Baton Rouge, Louisiana are Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 24%; Retail trade, 10%; and Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation, and food services, 10%. Simply Hired's Baton Rouge job listings indicate that the following industries in Baton Rouge are hiring the most workers:

Baton Rouge Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is $29,958, and the median income of households in Baton Rouge was $31,049.

Average Salaries in Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge, LA


According to our Baton Rouge Trends data, the number of Baton Rouge, Louisiana jobs has decreased by 23% since October 2013.
Baton Rouge job trends

Baton Rouge Employment Statistics

Population of Baton Rouge
Total population 205,442
Male 47.37%
Female 52.63%
Median age 31.7
Baton Rouge Housing
Owner-occupied homes 52.8%
Median cost of a home $114,300
Median mortgage payment $619
Renter-occupied homes 47.2%
Vacant housing 12.2%
Median monthly rent $626
Average Income
Median for all workers $21,208
Median for all male full-time $33,076
Median for all female full-time $26,839
Household Income
Less than $10,000 16%
$10,000 to $14,999 9%
$15,000 to $24,999 17%
$25,000 to $34,999 13%
$35,000 to $49,999 11%
$50,000 to $74,999 16%
$75,000 to $99,999 7%
$100,000 to $149,999 8%
$150,000 to $199,999 2%
$200,000 or more 2%
Less than 9th grade 5%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 13%
High school graduate 24%
Some college, no degree 22%
Associate's degree 3%
Bachelor's degree 20%
Graduate degree 13%
Marital Status
Never married 41%
Currently married 38%
Separated 4%
Widowed 8%
Divorced 11%
White 42%
Black or African American 55%
Asian 3%
Other 1%
Baton Rouge Commute
Carpool 9.6%
Public transportation 2.6%
Average travel time 22 minutes