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Occupational Employment Statistics


39-9011 Childcare Workers

Attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and childcare institutions. Perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play. Excludes "Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education" (25-2011) and "Teacher Assistants" (25-9041).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Central Minnesota 84052$15.09/hr$11.66/hr$12.24/hr$14.15/hr$16.91/hr$18.65/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services690$18.08/hr
Education and Health Services7,010$14.59/hr
Leisure and Hospitality960$13.42/hr
Other Services660$14.40/hr
Public Administration70$17.09/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 60$13.78/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 220$13.67/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 270$11.73/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 300$13.08/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 320$12.93/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 340$12.86/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 340$13.07/hr-3.7%
Rochester MN MSA 370$13.80/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 370$14.01/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 390$13.62/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 430$13.46/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 460$13.89/hr-2.9%
Southwest Minnesota 720$13.56/hr-5.2%
Southeast Minnesota 720$13.72/hr-4.2%
Central Minnesota 840$14.15/hr-2.6%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 1,500$13.42/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 6,170$15.35/hr-2.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 6,710$15.35/hrN/A
Minnesota 9,400$14.63/hr-2.0%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 11,490$18.11/hr19.1%
Psychiatric Aides 430$20.78/hr6.3%
Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials 90$53,998.65/yr15.9%

  • Regulate children's rest periods.
  • Supervise and assist with homework.
  • Communicate with children's parents or guardians about daily activities, behaviors, and related issues.
  • Regulate children's rest periods and nap schedules.
  • Perform general administrative tasks, such as taking attendance, editing internal paperwork, and making phone calls.
  • Perform housekeeping and cleaning duties related to children's care.
  • Keep records on individual children, including daily observations and information about activities, meals served, and medications administered.
  • Perform housekeeping duties, such as laundry, cleaning, dish washing, and changing of linens.
  • Instruct children in health and personal habits, such as eating, resting, and toilet habits.
  • Help prepare and serve nutritionally balanced meals and snacks for children.