Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (25-2011)

Occupation description:  Instruct preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. Substitute teachers are included in Teachers and Instructors, All Other (25-3099). May be required to hold State certification. Excludes Childcare Workers (39-9011) and Special Education Teachers (25-2050).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 660700 6.14 2024
United States 441,000470,600 6.72,960 12,91015,870

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with high employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 16.019.3410.94 13.8418.4426.11
Alaska 18.4510.8312.54 15.9622.2630.49
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 17.1910.4811.61 14.4618.8828.71
Southeast Region 17.4611.2012.99 15.9820.8527.12
Balance of State 23.6513.6016.38 22.8130.0236.18

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
83975 8.926.5 18.6
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation220
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation104
UI claimants previously working in occupation195
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 453
Number of job position postings 164
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 2.8

Alaska Licensing Information

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Associate's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Indiginous Early Learning AA

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Early Childhood Lic
Early Childhood Education Bac

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Bristol Bay   (Dillingham)
Early Childhood Education AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Chukchi   (Kotzebue)
Early Childhood Education AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Early Childhood Education AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Interior Alaska   (Fairbanks)
Early Childhood Education AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim   (Bethel)
Early Childhood Education AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Northwest   (Nome)
Early Childhood Education AAS