The average wage for a Child Care Assistant is $9.88 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$14,838 - $40,249
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MEDIAN: $21,600
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$7.88 - $15.11
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,838 - $40,249  
   
Bonus
$300.00  
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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$16,497 - $32,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.88 - $15.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$13.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$300.00  
   
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).
)
$16,497 - $32,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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Job Description for Child Care Assistant

Child care assistants provide oversight to children staying in a child care facility. They assist the primary child care teacher, helping promote the curriculum and work directly with children. Each day, these assistants may work individually with specific children or help the group as a whole (depending on the needs of the classroom). They report to the primary childcare teacher and are responsible for adhering to the local, state, and federal laws governing childcare. Typically, a child care assistant works in an indoor classroom environment, although there are often some outdoor activities. The specific duties required on a day-to-day basis vary by employer, size of the class, and different needs of the children. Generally, the child care assistant must help create an environment that promotes healthy growth and leads to positive development.

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Child Care Assistant Tasks

  • Clean and organize facility.
  • Prepare and disseminate activity and lesson materials and supplies.
  • Assist child care leads with activities and daily supervision of children.
  • Communicate concerns, problems and needs to supervisor.

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Pay by Experience Level for Child Care Assistant

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

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Experience Affects Child Care Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$21,000

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 25%
dental benefits
Dental: 22%
medical benefits
Vision: 16%
dental benefits
None: 75%
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