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
Southeast Minnesota 950129$12.43/hr$10.54/hr$11.00/hr$11.79/hr$13.01/hr$15.81/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services30$13.05/hr
Education and Health Services10,630$12.41/hr
Leisure and Hospitality480$11.68/hr
Other Services840$11.71/hr
Public Administration160$12.25/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 180$11.94/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 300$11.01/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 340$10.76/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 380$12.92/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 380$11.95/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 430$11.32/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 460$11.92/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 460$12.06/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 500$12.63/hr-2.6%
Northwest Balance of State 520$11.69/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 690$11.43/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 780$11.63/hr0.6%
Southwest Minnesota 880$11.56/hr-0.2%
Southeast Minnesota 950$11.79/hr2.0%
Central Minnesota 1,300$11.10/hr5.5%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 1,530$11.57/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 7,350$12.89/hr13.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 8,570$12.72/hrN/A
Minnesota 12,150$12.28/hr8.5%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 9,180$17.64/hr14.9%
Gambling Dealers 1,990$11.25/hr4.1%
Demonstrators and Product Promoters 380$14.37/hr4.0%

  • 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.