Child Care / Day Care Worker Salary

The average pay for a Child Care / Day Care Worker is $9.53 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$15,037 - $40,319
$15K
$25K
$40K
MEDIAN: $25,112
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50%
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$7.72 - $13.44
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MEDIAN: $9.53
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$15,037 - $40,319  
   
Bonus
$3.00 - $3,000  
Profit Sharing
$600  
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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$16,106 - $29,804  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 136
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.72 - $13.44  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.33  
Overtime
$6.22 - $19.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$3.00 - $3,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$600  
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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$16,106 - $29,804  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,309

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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 by Experience Level for Child Care / Day Care Worker

Pay by Experience for a Child Care / Day Care Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Child Care / Day Care Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $19,000 based on 950 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Child Care / Day Care Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 381 salaries. An experienced Child Care / Day Care Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 282 salaries. A Child Care / Day Care Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 96 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $20,217

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Child Care / Day Care Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Child Care / Day Care Worker?

Child Care / Day Care Worker in Chesapeake:
"She works us all the time and we open and close every single."
Pros: The kids are sweet and fun at times.
Cons: Work over time every week and we open and close every single day and don't get paid over time. And we have to be in 15 min early and we are working and she won't let us put it on our time sheet.

Child Care / Day Care Worker in Newburgh:
"Working women."
Pros: Caring for the children and infants who are growing seeds who their parents trust to do so.
Cons: My CO workers don't follow regular schudule and are on pity stuff sometimes.

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Key Stats for Child Care / Day Care Worker

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 136 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Child Care / Day Care Worker Salaries

▲16%

▲7%

▲3%

National Average
$20,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Child Care / Day Care Worker Salaries

Curriculum Planning
▲3%


CPR
▲1%

Bilingual
▲1%

National Average
$20,000



Cleaning
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 22%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
no benefits
None: 76%