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Child Care Assistant Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Child Care Assistant is $9.02 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Child Care Assistant Salary (?
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$15,705 - $28,768
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $23,259
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Child Care Assistant Salary (?
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$7.36 - $13.16
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$10K$20K$30K
Salary
$15,705 - $28,768  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $306.39  
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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$15,361 - $28,706  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.36 - $13.16  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $17.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $306.39  
   
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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$15,361 - $28,706  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 138
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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 26%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$19,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 28% dental benefits Dental: 21%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 69%