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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 45049$11.95/hr$10.34/hr$10.38/hr$11.08/hr$12.35/hr$15.72/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services30$13.05/hr
Education and Health Services9,960$12.01/hr
Leisure and Hospitality660$11.66/hr
Other Services980$11.86/hr
Public Administration200$12.60/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 160$11.84/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 270$10.00/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 300$10.73/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 320$10.37/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 340$12.36/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 350$11.61/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 370$11.69/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 450$11.08/hr0.6%
Northeast Minnesota 480$12.14/hr-2.6%
Rochester MN MSA 520$11.60/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 540$12.07/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 610$10.89/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 910$11.29/hr-0.2%
Southeast Minnesota 970$11.45/hr2.0%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 990$11.61/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 1,180$10.69/hr5.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 7,410$12.49/hr13.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 8,560$12.32/hrN/A
Minnesota 11,830$11.98/hr8.5%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 8,180$16.73/hr14.9%
Personal and Home Care Aides 75,830$12.78/hr33.6%
Home Health Aides 22,380$14.22/hr30.7%
Gaming Dealers 2,000$10.40/hr4.1%
Teacher Assistants 34,800$31,920.25/yr6.7%

  • 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.