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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: $11.36
Statewide median: $19.62

 

This career pays well below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Childcare Workers *

Area Low Median High
U S
$9.22 $10.46 $12.58
Minnesota
$9.8 $11.36 $13.68
Central Minnesota
$9.75 $11.08 $12.99
Northeast Minnesota
$9.93 $11.03 $12.15
Northwest Minnesota
$9.67 $10.96 $15.62
Southeast Minnesota
$9.54 $9.85 $11.79
Southwest Minnesota
$9.71 $11.41 $16.09
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$9.93 $11.66 $13.83

* "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 10140 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 10470 new Childcare Workers to meet market demand between 2014-2024. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Childcare Workers
  Employment Employment Change
2014 2024 Number Percent
U S 1260600 1329900 69300 5.5%
Minnesota 31199 32455 1256 4%
  2014 2024 Number Percent
Northeast Minnesota 1491 1482 -9 -0.6%
Central Minnesota 3521 3700 179 5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 18360 19216 856 4.6%
Southwest Minnesota 2058 2118 60 2.9%
Northwest Minnesota 2993 3072 79 2.6%
Southeast Minnesota 2828 2935 107 3.7%


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