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Childcare Workers

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

This career: $10.90
Statewide median: $18.65

 

This career pays well below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Childcare Workers

Area Low Median High
U S
$8.14 $9.69 $14.78
Minnesota
$8.24 $10.90 $14.70
Central Minnesota
$8.05 $10.18 $14.09
Northeast Minnesota
$7.99 $9.64 $13.24
Northwest Minnesota
$7.98 $9.80 $13.70
Southeast Minnesota
$8.02 $10.02 $14.23
Southwest Minnesota
$7.87 $9.22 $13.95
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$8.47 $11.36 $14.88

"Low" indicates 10% of workers earn less and 90% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 90% of workers earn less and 10% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 10,720 workers employed in this large career.

Where do Childcare Workers most often work?

 

Current Demand

This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand   

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 13,080 new Childcare Workers to meet market demand between 2012-2022. 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
2012 2022 Number Percent
U S 1,312,700 1,496,800 184,100 14%
Minnesota 30,865 34,871 4,006 13%
  2010 2020 Number Percent
Central Minnesota 3,516 3,991 475 13.5%
Northeast Minnesota 1,938 2,185 247 12.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 16,924 19,026 2,102 12.4%
Southeast Minnesota 2,837 3,094 257 9.1%
Southwest Minnesota 2,388 2,743 355 14.9%
Northwest Minnesota 3,237 3,853 616 19%


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