Child Care Assistant Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Child Care Assistant is $8.96 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Child Care Assistant Total Pay (?
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$7.34 - $12.92
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.34 - $12.92  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $17.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $306.39  
   
Total Pay (?
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$15,309 - $28,426  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 136
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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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Experience Affects Child Care Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 35%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$19,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 1%
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Gender
Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 26% dental benefits Dental: 20%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 72%
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