Child Care Provider Salary

Most Child Care Providers in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $10.15 per hour. About one in ten report receiving medical coverage from their employers and less than one-tenth collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$11,960 - $48,107
$12K
$25K
$48K
MEDIAN: $25,111
10%
50%
90%

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$7.92 - $15.42
$7
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10.22
10%
50%
90%

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$0$48K
Salary $11,960 - $48,107
Bonus $275.00
Profit Sharing $200.00
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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$15,800 - $38,918
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 88
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $7.92 - $15.42
Overtime $9.86 - $28.76
Annual Data $0$38K
Bonus $275.00
Profit Sharing $200.00
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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$15,800 - $38,918
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 271

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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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There are some Child Care Providers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Directors of Child Care, where earnings are an average $32K annually. 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


Child Care Providers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Childhood Education, Cleaning, Activities for Children, and Curriculum Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include CPR and Curriculum Planning. Most people who know Activities for Children also know 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.

Child Care Provider Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Child Care Provider?

Child Care Provider in Detroit:
"Cool."
Pros: I love working with children they're so eager to learn.
Cons: It's no really nothing that I don't like about my job.

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Key Stats for Child Care Provider

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Child Care Provider Salaries

Experienced
▲7%

Late-Career
▲6%

▲3%

National Average
$22,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Child Care Provider Salaries

Childhood Education
▲15%

National Average
$22,000

▼1%


Curriculum Planning
▼11%

CPR
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 10%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 90%
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