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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: $10.92
Statewide median: $18.88

 

This career pays well below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Childcare Workers *

Area Low Median High
U S
$8.88 $9.87 $12.01
Minnesota
$9.23 $10.92 $13.15
Central Minnesota
$8.93 $9.93 $12.07
Northeast Minnesota
$9.23 $10.58 $12.08
Northwest Minnesota
$8.99 $10.31 $12.08
Southeast Minnesota
$8.8 $9.51 $11.26
Southwest Minnesota
$8.68 $9.25 $11.31
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$9.68 $11.52 $13.64

* "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 9580 workers employed in this medium-sized 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%
  2012 2022 Number Percent
Southwest Minnesota 2388 2743 355 14.9%
Southeast Minnesota 2837 3094 257 9.1%
Northwest Minnesota 3237 3853 616 19%
Central Minnesota 3516 3991 475 13.5%
Northeast Minnesota 1938 2185 247 12.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 16924 19026 2102 12.4%


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