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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
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 7,810206$19.00/hr$14.92/hr$17.10/hr$18.16/hr$18.63/hr$24.61/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services30$18.99/hr
Education and Health Services11,010$18.07/hr
Other Services340$19.00/hr
Public AdministrationN/A$19.85/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 100$17.44/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 120$18.09/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 270$16.99/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 280$16.75/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 300$15.06/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 320$16.97/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 320$17.45/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 360$16.58/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 460$16.61/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 470$16.79/hr20.3%
Rochester MN MSA 500$17.33/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 560$17.04/hr20.1%
Northwest Balance of State 590$18.07/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 750$17.55/hr16.6%
Southeast Minnesota 840$17.30/hr20.7%
Central Minnesota 1,040$17.77/hr19.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 7,810$18.16/hr19.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 8,620$18.16/hrN/A
Minnesota 11,490$18.11/hr19.1%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 1,900$68,059.07/yr8.2%
Self-Enrichment Teachers 5,030$19.35/hr18.3%
Childcare Workers 9,400$14.63/hr-2.0%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 2,830$64,175.32/yr6.6%
Occupational Therapists 2,850$40.62/hr11.3%
Recreation Workers 5,440$18.28/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.