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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: $11.44
Statewide median: $20.07

 

This career pays well below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Childcare Workers *

Area Low Median High
U S
$9.36 $10.89 $12.99
Minnesota
$9.97 $11.44 $13.89
Central Minnesota
$9.66 $9.85 $11.42
Northeast Minnesota
$10.19 $11.22 $12.31
Northwest Minnesota
$9.88 $10.77 $14.47
Southeast Minnesota
$9.88 $10.55 $12.42
Southwest Minnesota
$10 $11.25 $14.12
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$10.28 $11.95 $14.23

* "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 11550 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 seeing high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 43922 new Childcare Workers 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 Childcare Workers
Area Employment Employment Change
2016 2026 Number Percent
U S 1216600 1300900 84300 6.9%
Minnesota 27759 30129 2370 8.5%
Minnesota Planning Regions 2014 2024 Number Percent
Central Minnesota 3521 3700 179 5%
Southeast Minnesota 2828 2935 107 3.7%
Northeast Minnesota 1491 1482 -9 -0.6%
Northwest Minnesota 2993 3072 79 2.6%
Southwest Minnesota 2058 2118 60 2.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 18360 19216 856 4.6%


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