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Occupational Summary for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (25-2011)
Oregon Statewide

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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).
Employment Projections
Region Employment Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 5,344 6,357 101 150 251
Current Job Openings
Job Title Location Order Number Wage Offered
Associate Teacher - Wahtonka The Dalles 1253721 $12.47/hr to $14.15/hr
Early Head Start Teacher & Bilingual Teacher level 1 or 2 Salem 1251210 $11.92/hr to $15.32/hr
Early Childhood Associate Teacher Eugene 1249755
Early Childhood Associate Teacher Eugene 1249724
Head Teacher Beaverton 1248230
Head Infant and Toddler Teacher Eugene 1247651 $9.75/hr DOE
Pre-School Teacher Gresham 1247569 $10.00/hr DOE
Head Teacher (MLWR) Portland 1246541 $11.03/hr to $12.96/hr DOE
Teacher - Transportation Assistant Roseburg 1244863 $10.52/hr to $12.81/hr DOE
Head Start Teacher Roseburg 1244860 $13.70/hr to $20.36/hr DOE
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Median Hourly Avg
Middle Range
Oregon Statewide $11.85 $27,282 $10.04 - 15.30
Industries of Employment
private sector only
Industry 2012
Total All Industries 5,344
Total All Industries 4,993
Health Care and Social Assistance 3,768
Other Services (except Government) 761
Educational Services 413
Occupations with Similar Skills
Occupation Skill Overlap
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 93%
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 84%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special And Career/Technical Education 79%
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special And Career/Technical Education 73%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 73%
Statewide Employment Analysis
Employment in this occupation in 2012 was much larger than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at a somewhat faster rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist for trained workers.

Educational Requirements
The typical entry level education for this occupation is an Associate's degree. Those with a Bachelor's degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market.