Child Care Provider Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Child Care Providers in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $9.99 per hour. One in eight enjoy medical while less than one-tenth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than 10 percent. Most Child Care Providers report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$12,044 - $45,065
$12K
$24K
$45K
MEDIAN: $24,062
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50%
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$7.95 - $15.11
$8
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $9.99
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$12,044 - $45,065  
   
Bonus
$250.00  
Total Pay (?
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$15,608 - $36,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.95 - $15.11  
   
Overtime
$9.93 - $20.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$250.00  
   
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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$15,608 - $36,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 270

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Job Description for Child Care Provider

Child care providers supervise children in a facility, providing education and keep them safe until the guardians return. These professionals must provide engaging activities that are age appropriate and promote appropriate behavior. Their typical day consists of welcoming the children in the morning and taking attendance, followed by directly working with the children for the remainder of the day; these interactions could include guided play, free play, education, and meals. At the end of the day, logs must be maintained to show exactly what the children did and if any educational progress was made; these logs are typically shared with the guardians when the children are picked up.

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Child Care Provider Tasks

  • Provide a safe, orderly environment in which children's needs (physical, emotional, social, etc.) are met effectively.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation.
  • Interact with other adults, including parents and fellow child care workers, on behalf of children.
  • Contribute to facility's planning and administration.

Common Career Paths for Child Care Provider


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While Child Care Providers do not often become Directors of Child Care, the job pays $32K per year on average. More often, however, Child Care Providers go on to become Administrative Assistants or Daycare Teachers.

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Popular Skills for Child Care Provider


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Childhood Education, Cleaning, Activities for Children, and Curriculum Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include CPR and Curriculum Planning. Those proficient in Activities for Children are, more often than not, also skilled in Childhood Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Child Care Provider

Pay by Experience for a Child Care Provider has a positive trend. An entry-level Child Care Provider with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 165 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Child Care Provider with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 113 salaries. An experienced Child Care Provider which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 116 salaries. A Child Care Provider 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 42 salaries.

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Key Stats for Child Care Provider

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Child Care Provider Salaries

Experienced
▲10%

Late-Career
▲9%

▲6%

National Average
$21,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Child Care Provider Salaries

Childhood Education
▲18%

▲1%

National Average
$21,000


Curriculum Planning
▼9%

CPR
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 13%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
no benefits
None: 86%