The average pay for an Entry-Level Child Care / Day Care Worker is $9.03 per hour.

$14,380 - $37,927
(Median)
$14K
$23K
$38K
MEDIAN: $22,901
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$7.54 - $12.27
(Median)
$7
$9
$12
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$14,380 - $37,927  
   
Bonus
$1.79 - $1,021  
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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$15,564 - $26,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.54 - $12.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.34  
Overtime
$5.15 - $18.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$1.79 - $1,021  
   
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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$15,564 - $26,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 819
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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 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.

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Skills That Affect Child Care / Day Care Worker Salaries

National Average
$19,000

Childhood Education
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Activities for Children
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Cleaning
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 17%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
medical benefits
Vision: 8%
dental benefits
None: 82%
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