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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  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.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 16.159.6011.15 13.9418.5226.34
Alaska 17.1411.7112.95 14.8220.1625.49
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 14.9311.1212.34 13.6815.1118.75
Fairbanks North Star Borough 20.3815.9117.23 19.8522.9125.07
Southeast Region 18.4311.6613.18 17.0323.9027.77
Balance of State 22.0814.7317.88 21.8926.0330.13

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
86471 8.229.1 20.5
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation240
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation108
UI claimants previously working in occupation183
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 491
Number of job position postings 91
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.4

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 BA
Early Childhood PBCT
Early Childhood Development AAS
Early Childhood Development CT1
Early Childhood Special Education MED

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Bristol Bay   (Dillingham)
Early Childhood Education AAS
Early Childhood Education CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Chukchi   (Kotzebue)
Early Childhood Education AAS
Early Childhood Education CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Early Childhood Education AAS
Early Childhood Education CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim   (Bethel)
Early Childhood Education AAS
Early Childhood Education CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Northwest   (Nome)
Early Childhood Education AAS
Early Childhood Education CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Rural College   (Fairbanks)
Early Childhood Education AAS
Early Childhood Education CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Early Childhood BA
Early Childhood Education AAS
Early Childhood Education BA
Early Childhood Education CT2
Early Childhood Education TC