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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 1,02059$15.34/hr$12.13/hr$12.57/hr$15.26/hr$16.03/hr$19.87/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services200$15.64/hr
Education and Health Services8,960$15.64/hr
Leisure and Hospitality310$12.89/hr
Other Services650$15.60/hr
Public Administration50$15.22/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 100$12.94/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 270$12.53/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 300$14.58/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 310$12.29/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 340$13.08/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 340$12.60/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 340$15.14/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 370$14.13/hr-3.7%
Southeast Balance of State 370$14.08/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 390$14.95/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 420$12.44/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 520$14.54/hr-2.9%
Southeast Minnesota 670$14.39/hr-4.2%
Southwest Minnesota 690$12.70/hr-5.2%
Central Minnesota 1,020$15.26/hr-2.6%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 1,380$12.29/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 6,840$15.73/hr-2.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 7,560$15.74/hrN/A
Minnesota 10,190$15.63/hr-2.0%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 9,520$18.64/hr19.1%
Psychiatric Aides 900$25.37/hr6.3%
Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials 110$48,239.24/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.