Child Life Specialist (CCLS) Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Child Life Specialist (CCLS) is $38,910 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Child Life Specialist (CCLS) Salary (?
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$29,696 - $53,686
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MEDIAN: $38,910
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Child Life Specialist (CCLS) Salary (?
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$12.33 - $26.51
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,696 - $53,686  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,350  
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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$28,567 - $54,025  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 96
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$12.33 - $26.51  
   
Overtime
$17.54 - $27.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,350  
   
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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$28,567 - $54,025  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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Job Description for Child Life Specialist (CCLS)

  • Educate family and staff on techniques.
  • Develop and evaluate treatment plans for children.
  • Help children understand medical care, diagnosis and procedures.
  • Accompany children through medical procedures.
  • Utilize stress reduction techniques via play therapy to facilitate coping with illness or disability.

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Pay by Experience Level for Child Life Specialist (CCLS)

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

Experience Affects Child Life Specialist (CCLS) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 65%
Experienced
up arrow 38%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$39,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
97%
female alumni
 
Male
3%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 11%
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