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Preschool Teachers

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $15.03
Statewide median: $20.07

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Preschool Teachers *

Area Low Median High
U S
$11.23 $14.04 $18.65
Minnesota
$12.95 $15.03 $18.89
Central Minnesota
$10.88 $12.58 $16.57
Northeast Minnesota
$11.82 $15.33 $25.82
Northwest Minnesota
$14.09 $17.93 $22.75
Southeast Minnesota
$13.28 $16.25 $19.30
Southwest Minnesota
$10.64 $13.68 $17.36
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$13.34 $15.01 $18.60

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 7,610 workers employed in this medium-sized career.

Where do Preschool Teachers most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand   This career is projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 8,280 new Preschool Teachers to meet market demand between 2016-2026. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Preschool Teachers
Area Employment Employment Change
2016 2026 Number Percent
U S 478,500 528,600 50,100 10.5%
Minnesota 6,987 8,025 1,038 14.9%
Minnesota Planning Regions 2016 2026 Number Percent
Central Minnesota 714 788 74 10.4%
Southeast Minnesota 536 536 0 0%
Southwest Minnesota 466 450 -16 -3.4%
Northeast Minnesota 431 434 3 0.7%
Northwest Minnesota 512 521 9 1.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,463 5,420 957 21.4%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.