Baton Rouge Jobs

  • Chapter Engagement Coordinator

    Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi - Baton Rouge, LA

    The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is seeking a highly organized individual with adept communication skills as Chapter Engagement Coordinator to create, execute and manage...

    from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi - 2 days ago
  • Driver - Tanker Truck Driver - Class A CDL

    Schneider - Baton Rouge, LA

    Tanker Truck Driver - Paid CDL Training Program - Baton Rouge, LA-130000009B Interested in a truck driving career but don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered and we’ll...

    from Schneider - 2 days ago
  • New CDL Class-A Driver Classes Starting Weekly - 866-764-1405

    Swift Transportation - Baton Rouge, LA

    Earn Your CDL Class A License and Get On The Road to a Successful Truck Driving Career! Paid While Training With Mentor and No Money Down or Credit Check Jumpstart your trucking...

    from Swift Transportation - 3 days 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