Child Care / Day Care Worker Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Child Care / Day Care Worker is $8.84 per hour. A skill in Oral / Verbal Communication is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Child Care / Day Care Worker Salary (?
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$12,870 - $43,576
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MEDIAN: $25,407
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Child Care / Day Care Worker Salary (?
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$7.31 - $12.31
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MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$12,870 - $43,576  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $406.99  
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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$15,208 - $27,934  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 142
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.31 - $12.31  
   
Overtime
$1.76 - $18.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $406.99  
   
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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$15,208 - $27,934  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,298
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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 Difference By Location

Tampa
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New York
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Los Angeles
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Chicago
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Philadelphia
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National Average
$19,000
Orlando
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Experience Affects Child Care / Day Care Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%
Experienced
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$19,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Child Care / Day Care Worker Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 45%
Childhood Education
up arrow 4%
National Average
$19,000
Activities for Children
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 242 votes.

Gender

Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 23% dental benefits Dental: 14%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 76%
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