Child Care / Day Care Worker Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Child Care / Day Care Worker is $8.82 per hour. A skill in Oral / Verbal Communication is associated with high pay for this job. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Child Care / Day Care Worker Total Pay (?
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$14,392 - $46,505
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $25,266
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Child Care / Day Care Worker Total Pay (?
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$7.30 - $12.14
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MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$14,392 - $46,505  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $488.80  
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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$15,195 - $27,895  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,642
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.30 - $12.14  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.22 - $2.18  
Overtime
$4.30 - $18.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $488.80  
   
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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$15,195 - $27,895  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,642
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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
Los Angeles
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New York
up arrow 40%
Tampa
up arrow 23%
Chicago
up arrow 22%
Philadelphia
up arrow 13%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 9%
Atlanta
up arrow 7%
Houston
up arrow 5%
Dallas
0%
National Average
$19,000
San Antonio
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Oklahoma City
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Experience Affects Child Care / Day Care Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%
Experienced
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$19,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Child Care / Day Care Worker Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 45%
Childhood Education
up arrow 4%
Activities for Children
0%
National Average
$19,000
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 22% dental benefits Dental: 15%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 76%
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