Child Care Provider Salary

A Child Care Provider earns an average wage of $9.66 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
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$12,956 - $44,747
(Median)
$13K
$24K
$45K
MEDIAN: $24,186
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$7.61 - $14.97
(Median)
$7
$9
$15
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$12,956 - $44,747  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $300.00  
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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$14,976 - $35,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 107
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.61 - $14.97  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.33  
Overtime
$4.97 - $19.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $300.00  
   
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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$14,976 - $35,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 348
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Child Care Provider

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Child Care Provider Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$20,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Child Care Provider Salaries

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 6%

National Average
$20,000

Activities for Children
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
medical benefits
Vision: 6%
dental benefits
None: 84%
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