Occupational Employment Statistics


25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

Instruct preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (25-3099). May be required to hold State certification. Excludes "Childcare Workers" (39-9011) and "Special Education Teachers" (25-2050).

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 1,010145$20.04/hr$11.50/hr$14.58/hr$19.35/hr$24.13/hr$30.06/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services7,080$16.66/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services540$15.89/hr
Public Administration140$17.45/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 70$14.95/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 110$17.67/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 170$14.31/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 240$17.03/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 330$15.57/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 340$11.53/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 360$11.79/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 410$16.54/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 480$15.15/hr0.7%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 530$14.09/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 540$16.84/hr-3.4%
Southeast Minnesota 590$16.11/hr0.0%
Northwest Balance of State 600$19.67/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 710$11.73/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 910$15.57/hr10.4%
Northwest Minnesota 1,010$19.35/hr1.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 5,010$16.80/hr21.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 5,580$16.87/hrN/A
Minnesota 8,180$16.73/hr14.9%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Child Care Workers 11,830$11.98/hr8.5%
Teacher Assistants 34,800$31,920.25/yr6.7%
Personal and Home Care Aides 75,830$12.78/hr33.6%

  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Assimilate arriving children to the school environment by greeting them, helping them remove outerwear, and selecting activities of interest to them.
  • Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Serve meals and snacks in accordance with nutritional guidelines.
  • Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate, and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
  • Teach proper eating habits and personal hygiene.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Teach basic skills, such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene, and social skills.
  • Read books to entire classes or to small groups.