Child Care / Day Care Worker Salary

The average wage for a Child Care / Day Care Worker is $9.04 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$13,809 - $45,466
(Median)
$14K
$26K
$45K
MEDIAN: $26,420
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$7.39 - $12.64
(Median)
$7
$9
$13
MEDIAN: $9.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$13,809 - $45,466  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $297.99  
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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$15,342 - $28,777  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.39 - $12.64  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $18.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $297.99  
   
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).
)
$15,342 - $28,777  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,085
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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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Experience Affects Child Care / Day Care Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%



National Average
$19,000


Skills That Affect Child Care / Day Care Worker Salaries

Childhood Education
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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National Average
$19,000

Activities for Children
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Cleaning
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 186 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 22% dental benefits Dental: 13%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 76%
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