New Orleans Jobs

  • CDL Truck Driver - Company Regional. We Train!

    C.R. England - New Orleans, LA

    C.R. England is now hiring Regional Truck Drivers. With C.R. England Regional, instead of driving across the nation, you can enjoy the local feel of driving a specific region. As...

    from C.R. England - 30+ days ago
  • Light-Wheel Vehicle Mechanic - Part-Time

    Army National Guard - New Orleans, LA

    Got a knack for keeping cars and trucks on the road? Then join the Army National Guard as a Light-Wheel Vehicle Mechanic and help keep freedom moving forward. As a Light-Wheel...

    from Army National Guard - 1 day ago
  • Driver - Experienced Team Truck Drivers - Class A CDL

    Schneider - New Orleans, LA

    Experienced Team Truck Drivers - $10,000 Sign-on Bonus per Team - 3 Weeks Out, 5 Days Home-142295 Team truck drivers are among the highest compensated in Schneider’s fleet, with...

    from Schneider - 2 days ago
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New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans is a major United States port city and the largest city in Louisiana. New Orleans is located in Southeastern Louisiana along the Mississippi River. The city is bordered by Lake Pontchartrain to the north and the Gulf of Mexico to the east and is coextensive with Orleans Parish. It is named after Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, Regent of France, and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. New Orleans is known for its multicultural heritage as well as its music and cuisine and is considered the birthplace of jazz. Its status as a world-famous tourist destination is due in part to its architecture, music, cuisine, its annual Mardi Gras, and other celebrations and festivals. The city is often referred to as "The most unique city in America." The Greater New Orleans population was approximately 1.4 million people prior to Hurricane Katrina . The Greater New Orleans area is still Louisiana's largest urban center. The population of the city itself was 484,674...more

New Orleans Economy

New Orleans is the home to one of the largest and busiest ports in the world, and accounts for a major portion of the nation's refinery and production of petroleum, has a top 50 research university as well as a half a dozen other institutions of higher education, and is renown for its cultural tourism. The city is in the top twenty of the most visited cities in the United States, and tourism is a major staple in the area's economy. 10.1 million visitors came to New Orleans in 2004, and the city was on pace to break that level of visitation in 2005. Annually, tourism in New Orleans is a $5.5 billion industry and accounts for 40 percent of New Orleans' tax revenues. Tourism employed 85,000 people, making it New Orleans' top industry. The city's colorful Carnival celebrations leading up to Mardi Gras during the pre-Lenten season draw particularly large crowds. Other major tourist events and attractions in the city include the Sugar Bowl, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival , the...more

New Orleans Careers

Among the most common occupations in New Orleans are Management, professional, and related occupations, 33%; Sales and office occupations, 21%; and Service occupations, 21%. Approximately 66 percent of workers in New Orleans, Louisiana work for companies, 16 percent work for the government and 5 percent are self-employed.

New Orleans Industries

The leading industries in New Orleans, Louisiana are Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 24%; Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation, and food services, 14%; and Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services, 10%. Simply Hired's New Orleans job listings indicate that the following industries in New Orleans are hiring the most workers:

New Orleans Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in New Orleans, Louisiana is $32,210, and the median income of households in New Orleans was $30,711.

Average Salaries in New Orleans, LA

New Orleans, LA


According to our New Orleans Trends data, the number of New Orleans, Louisiana jobs has decreased by 30% since October 2013.
New Orleans job trends

New Orleans Employment Statistics

Population of New Orleans
Total population 437,186
Male 46.64%
Female 53.36%
Median age 35.2
New Orleans Housing
Owner-occupied homes 50.0%
Median cost of a home $133,700
Median mortgage payment $818
Renter-occupied homes 50.0%
Vacant housing 23.4%
Median monthly rent $590
Average Income
Median for all workers $22,696
Median for all male full-time $35,470
Median for all female full-time $28,950
Household Income
Less than $10,000 16%
$10,000 to $14,999 11%
$15,000 to $24,999 17%
$25,000 to $34,999 11%
$35,000 to $49,999 14%
$50,000 to $74,999 12%
$75,000 to $99,999 6%
$100,000 to $149,999 7%
$150,000 to $199,999 2%
$200,000 or more 3%
Less than 9th grade 5%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 12%
High school graduate 27%
Some college, no degree 21%
Associate's degree 3%
Bachelor's degree 18%
Graduate degree 13%
Marital Status
Never married 42%
Currently married 35%
Separated 3%
Widowed 8%
Divorced 12%
White 28%
Black or African American 68%
Asian 2%
Other 1%
New Orleans Commute
Carpool 12.1%
Public transportation 12.2%
Average travel time 24 minutes