Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education


Instruct children (normally up to 5 years of age) in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. May be required to hold State certification. Exclude 'Child Care Workers' (39-9011) and 'Special Education Teachers' (25-2041 through 25-2043).


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Child Day Care Services
  2. Elementary And Secondary Schools
  3. Religious Organizations
  4. Hospitals

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 9,750 10.07 6.51 11.86 20,950 13,530 24,660
Joplin MSA 160 8.22 6.26 9.21 17,100 13,020 19,150
Columbia MSA 350 8.47 6.30 9.56 17,620 13,110 19,880
Springfield MSA 490 7.59 6.17 8.30 15,780 12,830 17,260
St Louis MSA 5,070 10.41 6.96 12.14 21,650 14,480 25,240
Kansas City* 1,510 9.11 6.47 10.43 18,954 13,465 21,699
Central Region* 1,150 10.47 6.28 12.57 21,785 13,056 26,150
Northeast Region* 280 8.90 6.10 10.30 18,514 12,693 21,424
Ozark Region* 590 7.39 6.16 8.01 15,379 12,811 16,664
South Central Region* 200 9.15 5.95 10.75 19,030 12,367 22,362
Southeast Region* 540 7.92 6.24 8.77 16,482 12,976 18,235
Southwest Region* 300 10.49 6.42 12.52 21,813 13,354 26,042
St. Charles* 890 10.80 6.46 12.97 22,463 13,428 26,981
St. Louis City* 800 10.05 7.56 11.29 20,896 15,728 23,481
St. Louis County* 2,350 10.70 7.02 12.54 22,263 14,604 26,092
West Central Region* 90 9.57 6.38 11.17 19,910 13,263 23,233
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 210 9.02 6.42 10.33 18,766 13,344 21,477

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 12,570 15,110 2,540 20.21 411 Outstanding
Kansas City MSA 2,690 2,890 200 7.43 53 Great
St Louis MSA 6,770 7,320 550 8.12 139 Outstanding
Central Region* 1,000 1,160 160 16.00 28 Great
Northwest Region* 300 350 50 16.67 4 Great
Ozark Region* 680 820 140 20.59 22 Outstanding
South Central Region* 160 180 20 12.50 4 Great
Southeast Region* 710 830 120 16.90 21 Outstanding
Southwest Region* 360 400 40 11.11 8 Outstanding
West Central Region* 250 290 40 16.00 7 Great

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This profession generally requires Bachelor's degree in one of the following
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching (NEW)
Early Childhood Education and Teaching (NEW)
Child Care and Support Services Management (NEW)