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Occupational Employment Statistics


25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

Teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature to kindergarten students. Promote physical, mental, and social development. May be required to hold State certification. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (25-3099). Excludes "Special Education Teachers" (25-2050).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Central Minnesota 31024$70,175.55/yr$48,632.92/yr$56,410.97/yr$65,923.89/yr$82,588.50/yr$96,366.47/yr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health Services2,510N/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 20$70,476.37/yrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 20$60,030.08/yrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 50$63,625.50/yrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 60$62,852.85/yrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 70$54,549.39/yrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 90$64,326.04/yrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 100$63,909.84/yr6.2%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 100$65,139.90/yrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 120$63,543.08/yrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 160$54,188.82/yrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 160$64,727.82/yrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 170$63,582.23/yr6.4%
Northwest Balance of State 180$59,721.02/yrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 190$63,508.06/yr5.9%
Northwest Minnesota 250$59,746.78/yr6.4%
Central Minnesota 310$65,923.89/yr6.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,490$80,279.81/yr7.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,760$78,779.83/yrN/A
Minnesota 2,510$67,663.91/yr6.6%

  • Assimilate arriving children to the school environment by greeting them, helping them remove outerwear, and selecting activities of interest to them.
  • Prepare materials, classrooms, and other indoor and outdoor spaces to facilitate creative play, learning and motor-skill activities, and safety.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and policies and procedures to maintain order among students.
  • Demonstrate activities to children.
  • Perform administrative duties, such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.
  • Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
  • Prepare for assigned classes and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
  • Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities, such as restrooms.
  • Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools.
  • Prepare children for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.