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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 52056$50,625.36/yr$37,719.50/yr$43,079.22/yr$48,688.21/yr$57,743.16/yr$66,505.11/yr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services3,240N/A
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State N/A$52,905.37/yrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 70$50,534.81/yrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 80$45,834.37/yrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 90$57,015.72/yrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 150$55,062.29/yrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 160$60,342.65/yrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 160$54,380.62/yrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 170$58,511.31/yrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 170$49,273.22/yrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 180$58,835.86/yr0.0%
Northwest Balance of State 210$48,327.02/yrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 220$57,097.11/yrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 340$50,762.71/yr-0.8%
Southeast Minnesota 370$58,516.40/yr3.8%
Central Minnesota 470$51,047.58/yr4.7%
Northwest Minnesota 520$48,688.21/yr0.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,920$66,487.81/yr6.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,170$64,046.03/yrN/A
Minnesota 3,440$59,150.24/yr4.5%

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Observe and evaluate children's performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.