Lake Charles Jobs

  • CDL Truck Driver - Team Dedicated. We Train!

    C.R. England - Lake Charles, LA

    C.R. England is now hiring Team Truck Drivers for our Dedicated Division As a Dedicated Team, you will carry freight for one customer, and one customer only. Dedicated Team...

    from C.R. England - 30+ days ago
  • Truck Driver - Part-Time

    Army National Guard - Lake Charles, LA

    Keep the Nation moving forward in the Army National Guard. In the Guard, the Truck Driver is the Soldier who makes sure other Soldiers and their supplies get where they need to...

    from Army National Guard - 1 day ago
  • $5K BONUS & $1,000/WK - Relocate for CDL Truck Driver Job

    US Xpress - Lake Charles, LA

    CDL A truck drivers, looking for More Pay & Home Time? US Xpress is hiring for two new dedicated accounts in Houston, TX and Fort Wayne, IN. You’ll Earn More Right Away with...

    from US Xpress - 7 days ago
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Lake Charles, Louisiana

Lake Charles is the fifth largest incorporated city in the US state of Louisiana. It is the major cultural and educational center in the southwest region of the state and one of the most important in Acadiana. As of the 2000 U.S. census, Lake Charles' population was 71,757. The city serves as the parish seat of Calcasieu Parish. Lake Charles is the principal city of the Lake Charles Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes the parishes of Calcasieu and Cameron. It is also part of the larger Lake Charles-Jennings Combined Statistical Area. The city is considered a major petrochemical refining center, gaming center, and home to McNeese State University. With over 75 festivals held annually, Lake Charles is referred to as the Festival Capital of Louisiana.

Lake Charles Careers

Among the most common occupations in Lake Charles are Management, professional, and related occupations, 28%; Sales and office occupations, 24%; and Service occupations, 15%. Approximately 71 percent of workers in Lake Charles, Louisiana work for companies, 14 percent work for the government and 3 percent are self-employed.

Lake Charles Industries

The leading industries in Lake Charles, Louisiana are Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 17%; Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation, and food services, 17%; and Retail trade, 9%. Simply Hired's Lake Charles job listings indicate that the following industries in Lake Charles are hiring the most workers:

Lake Charles Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Lake Charles, Louisiana is $34,210, and the median income of households in Lake Charles was $29,741.

Average Salaries in Lake Charles, LA

Lake Charles, LA


According to our Lake Charles Trends data, the number of Lake Charles, Louisiana jobs has decreased by 21% since October 2013.
Lake Charles job trends

Lake Charles Employment Statistics

Population of Lake Charles
Total population 68,294
Male 48.53%
Female 51.47%
Median age 33.9
Lake Charles Housing
Owner-occupied homes 53.4%
Median cost of a home $87,000
Median mortgage payment $579
Renter-occupied homes 46.6%
Vacant housing 9.7%
Median monthly rent $550
Average Income
Median for all workers $19,553
Median for all male full-time $45,663
Median for all female full-time $22,758
Household Income
Less than $10,000 19%
$10,000 to $14,999 13%
$15,000 to $24,999 13%
$25,000 to $34,999 11%
$35,000 to $49,999 12%
$50,000 to $74,999 13%
$75,000 to $99,999 6%
$100,000 to $149,999 9%
$150,000 to $199,999 2%
$200,000 or more 2%
Less than 9th grade 6%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 13%
High school graduate 28%
Some college, no degree 23%
Associate's degree 5%
Bachelor's degree 14%
Graduate degree 11%
Marital Status
Never married 34%
Currently married 43%
Separated 3%
Widowed 8%
Divorced 11%
White 0%
Black or African American 0%
Asian 0%
Other 100%
Lake Charles Commute
Carpool 0.0%
Public transportation 0.0%
Average travel time 15 minutes

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