Entry-Level Child Care / Day Care Worker Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Child Care / Day Care Worker is $9.13 per hour.

$14,455 - $39,265
$14K
$23K
$39K
MEDIAN: $22,908
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$7.59 - $12.44
$7
$9
$12
MEDIAN: $9.13
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,455 - $39,265  
   
Bonus
$1.79 - $1,532  
Profit Sharing
$800  
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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$15,693 - $27,481  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.59 - $12.44  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.34  
Overtime
$5.50 - $18.66  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$1.79 - $1,532  
   
Profit Sharing
$800  
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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$15,693 - $27,481  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 876

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $19,252

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Child Care / Day Care Worker Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Child Care / Day Care Worker in Houston:
"Everyone is different."
Remember everyone is different. From how the kids are raised and cared for, to the openness of parents. Last but most importantly... Your boss(es).

Child Care / Day Care Worker in Wadsworth:
"Patience."
Seek out a mentor who really has a passion for their job, who the children are to gravitate towards. Take note of their approach toward children, ask them what they do that works, and what they've tried that doesn't work. Above all else maintain patience.

Child Care / Day Care Worker in Riverside:
"That there were no raises."
When a person has worked for you never taken any days off, not even vacation I think their time is worth more then minimum wage after 2 years o service.

Child Care / Day Care Worker in Gresham:
"How little the company new regarding running a kids club."
Provide better activities. Have workers help children with reading and basic skills.

Key Stats for Child Care / Day Care Worker

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 87 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
15%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Child Care / Day Care Worker Salaries

National Average
$19,000

Childhood Education
▼1%



Cleaning
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 17%
dental benefits
Dental: 10%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
no benefits
None: 81%