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Occupational Employment Statistics


25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level. 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
Northwest Minnesota 2,580162$63,636.83/yr$48,811.14/yr$51,264.06/yr$64,121.03/yr$78,385.26/yr$82,197.02/yr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health Services23,840N/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 340$63,254.63/yrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 400$68,518.98/yrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 570$59,927.06/yrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 650$64,439.36/yrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 870$65,902.26/yrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 940$63,625.50/yrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 1,030$63,522.48/yr6.2%
St Cloud MN MSA 1,150$64,326.04/yrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 1,170$62,265.63/yrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 1,530$63,769.73/yrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 1,650$64,140.60/yrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 2,030$64,771.09/yr6.3%
Northwest Balance of State 2,040$64,120.00/yrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 2,130$65,364.49/yr6.4%
Northwest Minnesota 2,580$64,121.03/yr6.5%
Central Minnesota 3,360$65,116.21/yr6.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 12,760$65,327.40/yr6.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 15,190$65,521.08/yrN/A
Minnesota 23,910$65,016.28/yr6.4%

  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Assign and grade class work and homework.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.
  • 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.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods, such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage.