Early Childhood Education Jobs in Minnesota

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If you’re looking for a job as a preschool special education teacher or a child care worker, Minnesota, the land of 1,000 lakes, may be just right for you. Salaries place among the top 15 states for those categories. For other specialties, like kindergarten teachers and preschool teachers, Minnesota ranks at #18. Minneapolis is one of the best cities to find high-paying early childhood education jobs. Overall, the state does well in providing early childhood education employees jobs that meet the general trend for salaries in the nation.

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Minnesota Salary Rankings

#9

in the US for Special Education Teachers, Preschool

#12

in the US for Childcare Workers

#18

in the US for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

#18

in the US for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

#18

in the US for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

#25

in the US for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare

Early Childhood Jobs in Minnesota

Occupation Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Childcare Workers 9,560 $21,150 check108%
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 6,260 $27,940 check103%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 5,660 $58,100 check140%
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 5,080 $53,090 eks99%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 2,960 $51,690 check103%
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare 990 $41,270 eks94%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 650 $59,610 check114%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

City-Level Job Stats

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Statistics for Childcare Workers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,030 $21,810 check112%
Fargo, ND-MN 940 $17,970 eks92%
Duluth, MN-WI 620 $19,440 eks100%
La Crosse, WI-MN 390 $19,740 check101%
St. Cloud, MN 280 $20,620 check106%
Grand Forks, ND-MN 240 $17,880 eks92%
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 210 $18,080 eks93%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 800 $41,040 eks93%
Fargo, ND-MN 50 $43,910 eks100%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,010 $54,550 check109%
Fargo, ND-MN 220 $41,830 eks83%
Duluth, MN-WI 180 $50,300 eks100%
Rochester, MN 80 $44,270 eks88%
St. Cloud, MN 70 $51,240 check102%
Grand Forks, ND-MN 60 $45,570 eks91%
La Crosse, WI-MN 50 $51,400 check103%
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 40 $46,240 eks92%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,290 $27,810 check103%
Duluth, MN-WI 400 $28,170 check104%
Rochester, MN 350 $25,940 eks96%
St. Cloud, MN 250 $25,990 eks96%
Fargo, ND-MN 190 $25,910 eks96%
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 120 $23,260 eks86%
La Crosse, WI-MN 100 $36,440 check134%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,280 $57,430 check107%
Fargo, ND-MN 230 $51,580 eks96%
St. Cloud, MN 210 $51,330 eks95%
Duluth, MN-WI 180 $44,320 eks82%
Grand Forks, ND-MN 130 $48,650 eks90%
Rochester, MN 100 $48,830 eks91%
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 80 $49,200 eks91%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Special Education Teachers, Preschool

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 420 $61,850 check118%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Data source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012

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