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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 77062$18.30/hr$12.13/hr$14.51/hr$17.89/hr$20.43/hr$24.48/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services8,940$18.64/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services380$18.53/hr
Public AdministrationN/A$19.39/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 100$18.53/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 110$17.88/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 200$17.56/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 240$14.58/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 270$17.73/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 310$18.24/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 330$14.97/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 390$15.47/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 430$18.67/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 440$14.99/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 450$17.15/hr20.3%
Southwest Minnesota 510$18.07/hr20.1%
Northwest Balance of State 670$19.13/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 770$17.89/hr20.7%
Northwest Minnesota 810$18.97/hr16.6%
Central Minnesota 920$18.51/hr19.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 6,040$18.68/hr19.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 6,780$18.68/hrN/A
Minnesota 9,520$18.64/hr19.1%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 1,890$65,673.96/yr8.2%
Self-Enrichment Teachers 4,650$19.39/hr18.3%
Childcare Workers 10,190$15.63/hr-2.0%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 2,980$64,954.13/yr6.6%
Occupational Therapists 3,080$39.65/hr11.3%
Recreation Workers 5,630$16.54/hr14.0%

  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Serve meals and snacks in accordance with nutritional guidelines.
  • Assimilate arriving children to the school environment by greeting them, helping them remove outerwear, and selecting activities of interest to them.
  • Read books to entire classes or to small groups.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental, and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, storytelling, and field trips.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to children.
  • Teach proper eating habits and personal hygiene.