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
Southeast Minnesota 1,580298$59,872.63/yr$41,256.84/yr$47,882.75/yr$58,907.74/yr$71,334.10/yr$81,445.73/yr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services22,090N/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration20N/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/A$47,021.92/yrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 600$56,984.02/yrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 650$66,733.95/yrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 690$53,316.43/yrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 700$60,338.40/yrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 900$60,843.58/yrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 910$69,714.50/yrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 1,140$60,520.27/yrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 1,150$72,264.63/yr0.1%
Southeast Minnesota 1,580$58,907.74/yr3.8%
Southeast Balance of State 1,690$59,045.15/yrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 1,770$50,548.06/yrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 2,240$54,983.52/yrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 2,590$52,103.00/yr0.8%
Central Minnesota 4,010$57,150.73/yr4.4%
Northwest Minnesota 4,580$55,653.39/yr0.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 11,800$67,713.99/yr6.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 13,390$65,976.18/yrN/A
Minnesota 22,420$61,712.49/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.