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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 4,060630$54,905.60/yr$35,936.99/yr$43,157.56/yr$53,616.55/yr$64,791.79/yr$77,744.45/yr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services22,620N/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 360$47,329.96/yrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 660$52,681.54/yrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 660$57,127.63/yrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 730$75,227.37/yrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 800$54,512.88/yrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 860$59,142.10/yrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 930$63,527.15/yrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 970$68,787.16/yrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 1,280$53,973.66/yrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 1,340$72,950.41/yr0.1%
Southwest Balance of State 1,470$51,002.82/yrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 1,730$54,586.14/yr3.8%
Northwest Balance of State 1,990$52,600.15/yrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 2,190$49,919.27/yr0.8%
Northwest Minnesota 4,060$53,616.55/yr0.6%
Central Minnesota 4,220$57,806.24/yr4.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 12,750$71,129.24/yr6.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 14,490$68,868.55/yrN/A
Minnesota 22,940$62,904.49/yr4.6%

  • 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.