Child Care Provider Salary (United States)

Women comprise the majority of Child Care Providers in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $9.25 per hour on average. Pay begins at $7.34 per hour on the low end and climbs to $14.42 near the top. Generous benefits are a perk in this profession; 14 percent claim both medical and dental insurance and less than five get vision coverage. The majority of Child Care Providers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
Child Care Provider Salary (?
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$13,747 - $56,672
(Median)
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57K
MEDIAN: $25,542
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Child Care Provider Salary (?
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$7.34 - $14.42
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$13,747 - $56,672  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $350.00  
Total Pay (?
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$14,878 - $35,171  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 126
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.34 - $14.42  
   
Overtime
$7.50 - $18.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $350.00  
   
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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$14,878 - $35,171  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 357
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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.

Common Career Paths for Child Care Provider

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While not commonly found, Child Care Providers who move on to become Child Care Directors bring in an additional $11,409 annually. Child Care Providers most often move into positions as Administrative Assistants or Nanny or Aupairs, where they can expect an extra $10,720 or $4,498 per year.

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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.
For Child Care Providers, experience is not a major factor in determining pay, and incremental pay growth is standard. Starting out, salaries are typically $19,058, which grows to $21K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $21K. Salaries grow more slowly as Child Care Providers approach the 20-year mark, when the pay stabilizes at $21K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 23 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 13 percent. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, a majority land within this range.

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Experience Affects Child Care Provider Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%
Experienced
up arrow 4%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
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$20,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
98%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 14% dental benefits Dental: 8%
vision benefits Vision: 4% employee benefits None: 85%
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