Browse Categories

Child Care / Day Care Worker Salary

The average pay for a Child Care / Day Care Worker is $8.96 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.
$13,891 - $43,792
(Median)
14K
19K
25K
31K
44K
MEDIAN: $25,315
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$7.34 - $12.50
(Median)
7
9
10
13
MEDIAN: $8.00
10%
50%
75%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data

 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$13,891 - $43,792  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $418.11  
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).
)
$15,275 - $28,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 129
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.34 - $12.50  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $18.75  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $418.11  
   
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).
)
$15,275 - $28,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,199
United States (change)

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.

Read More...

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.

Common Career Paths for Child Care / Day Care Worker


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px

Child Care / Day Care Worker Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Child Care / Day Care Worker

Pay by Experience Level for Child Care / Day Care Worker

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

Child Care / Day Care Worker Advice

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

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.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Child Care / Day Care Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$19,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Child Care / Day Care Worker Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 44%

Childhood Education
up arrow 3%

National Average
$19,000

Activities for Children
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 229 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

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