Women comprise the majority of Child Care Providers in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $9.96 per hour on average. Around one in eight enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and less than one in ten get vision benefits. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$11,957 - $45,065
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$45K
MEDIAN: $23,814
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$7.93 - $15.14
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$11,957 - $45,065  
   
Bonus
$250.00  
Total Pay (?
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$15,540 - $36,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.93 - $15.14  
   
Overtime
$9.90 - $20.23  
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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$15,540 - $36,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 274

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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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As Child Care Providers transition into upper-level roles such as Director of Child Care, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Directors of Child Care earn $32K on average per year. It is not unusual for a Child Care Provider to become an Administrative Assistant or a Daycare Teacher.

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Popular Skills for Child Care Provider


Professional skills reported by Child Care Providers are few in number. 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 educated in Activities for Children tend to be well versed in Childhood Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Child Care Provider

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $19K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $22K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Child Care Providers make a median salary of $22K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $23K on average.

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Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Child Care Provider in Benton:
"How little it would pay."
Marry a wealthy spouse, who has a job with excellent benefits. You will have none of that in this field.

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Key Stats for Child Care Provider

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Child Care Provider Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Child Care Provider Salaries

Childhood Education
up arrow 18%

Cleaning
up arrow 3%

Activities for Children
0%

National Average
$21,000

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 9%

CPR
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 13%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
dental benefits
None: 86%
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