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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Southeast Minnesota 69080$17.30/hr$12.66/hr$13.80/hr$15.91/hr$19.30/hr$24.55/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services8,080$17.69/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services490$16.54/hr
Public Administration170$16.08/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 70$17.71/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 90$19.39/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 200$16.76/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 340$14.66/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 340$18.09/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 350$11.98/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 350$14.99/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 410$18.21/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 420$13.54/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 520$18.25/hr-3.4%
Northeast Minnesota 540$15.81/hr0.7%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 600$14.91/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 630$20.83/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 690$15.91/hr0.0%
Central Minnesota 1,030$16.90/hr10.4%
Northwest Minnesota 1,140$20.12/hr1.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 5,580$17.72/hr21.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 6,290$17.70/hrN/A
Minnesota 9,180$17.64/hr14.9%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Childcare Workers 12,150$12.28/hr8.5%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 3,590$61,308.34/yr4.5%
Occupational Therapy Aides 40$17.14/hrN/A

  • 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.