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Childcare Workers

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: $12.28
Statewide median: $21.49

 

This career pays well below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Childcare Workers *

Area Low Median High
U S
$9.89 $11.86 $14.30
Minnesota
$11.00 $12.28 $14.67
Central Minnesota
$10.45 $11.10 $13.22
Northeast Minnesota
$11.34 $12.63 $14.93
Northwest Minnesota
$10.88 $11.63 $12.57
Southeast Minnesota
$11.00 $11.79 $13.01
Southwest Minnesota
$10.51 $11.56 $12.85
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$11.40 $12.89 $15.31

* "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 12,150 workers employed in this large career.

Where do Childcare Workers most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 48,284 new Childcare Workers to meet market demand between 2018-2028. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Childcare Workers
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 1,160,000 1,187,700 27,700 2.4%
Minnesota 30,783 32,134 1,351 4.4%
Central Minnesota 3,511 3,710 199 5.7%
Northeast Minnesota 1,488 1,496 8 0.5%
Northwest Minnesota 2,584 2,619 35 1.4%
Southeast Minnesota 2,643 2,692 49 1.9%
Southwest Minnesota 2,352 2,393 41 1.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 16,340 17,608 1,268 7.8%


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