Child Care Assistant Salary
The average wage for a Child Care Assistant is $9.96 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
|Salary||$14,497 - $40,547|
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|$17,045 - $32,461|
|Hourly Rate||$8.10 - $15.31|
|Total Pay (||$17,045 - $32,461|
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.Read More...
Most employers prefer child care assistants have previous experience working with children. Since parents are entrusting the child care assistant with the well being of their children, excellent references and the ability to pass a criminal background check are required. The ability to supervise and interact with children in a play environment (which may include children moving at a fast pace both indoors and outdoors) is required. Knowledge of basic CPR and safety precautions are also recommended - if not required - in most facilities.
Child Care Assistant Tasks
- Assist child care leads with activities and daily supervision of children.
- Communicate concerns, problems and needs to supervisor.
- Clean and organize facility.
- Prepare and disseminate activity and lesson materials and supplies.
Pay by Experience Level for Child Care Assistant
Pay by Experience for a Child Care Assistant has a neutral trend. An entry-level Child Care Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 80 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Child Care Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Child Care Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 25 salaries. A Child Care Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 5 salaries.
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