The average wage for a Child Care / Day Care Worker is $9.37 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$15,016 - $40,133
(Median)
$15K
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$40K
MEDIAN: $24,713
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$7.67 - $13.11
(Median)
$7
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$13
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$15,016 - $40,133  
   
Bonus
$2.14 - $3,452  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$16,004 - $29,205  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 135
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.67 - $13.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.33  
Overtime
$6.33 - $19.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$2.14 - $3,452  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$16,004 - $29,205  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,236
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Job Description for Child Care / Day Care Worker

A child care or day care worker is primarily responsible for watching children as they play and ensuring their safety. For each child under their care, they must make note of what activities the child engaged in on that particular day, what they ate and any other applicable information, such as when the child’s diaper was changed or what time the child received medication.

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Child Care / Day Care Worker Tasks

  • Interact with other adults, including parents and fellow child care workers, on behalf of children.
  • Contribute to facility's planning and administration.
  • Provide a safe, orderly environment in which children's needs (physical, emotional, social, etc.) are met effectively.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation.

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Pay by Experience Level for Child Care / Day Care Worker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $20,053

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Child Care / Day Care Worker Reviews

What is it like working as a Child Care / Day Care Worker?

Child Care / Day Care Worker in Newburgh:
"Working women."
Pros: Caring for the children and infants who are growing seeds who their parents trust to do so.
Cons: My CO workers don't follow regular schudule and are on pity stuff sometimes.

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Experience Affects Child Care / Day Care Worker Salaries




National Average
$20,000


Skills That Affect Child Care / Day Care Worker Salaries

CPR
up arrow 5%

Bilingual
up arrow 2%

Childhood Education
up arrow 1%

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 1%

National Average
$20,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 3%


Cleaning
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 121 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
medical benefits
Vision: 12%
dental benefits
None: 77%
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