Childcare Provider Salary

Women account for the majority of Childcare Providers in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $10.02 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most Childcare Providers report high levels of job satisfaction. Approximately one in seven report receiving medical coverage from their employers and less than one-tenth collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$14,077 - $60,577
$14K
$32K
$61K
MEDIAN: $32,453
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50%
90%

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$7.82 - $14.71
$7
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10.02
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$14,077 - $60,577  
   
Bonus
$125.00  
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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$15,687 - $40,114  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$7.82 - $14.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25  
Overtime
$10.21 - $32.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$125.00  
   
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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$15,687 - $40,114  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 172

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Job Description for Childcare Provider

Childcare providers' tasks vary, but they mostly revolve around watching over young children and providing them with any needed support or assistance. This often includes tasks such as meal preparation, playing with children under their care, setting up activities, and sometimes transporting children to various locations. There is a high emphasis on safety and careful supervision, so full attention throughout work hours is mandatory. Childcare providers must be comfortable working with children, as well as the ability to stay in control while keeping things fun.

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Childcare 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 Childcare Provider


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Childcare Providers might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Administrative Assistant, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $31K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Childcare Provider

Pay by Experience for a Childcare Provider has a positive trend. An entry-level Childcare Provider with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $19,000 based on 96 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Childcare Provider with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 71 salaries. An experienced Childcare Provider which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 71 salaries. A Childcare Provider with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 30 salaries.

Childcare Provider Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Childcare Provider?

Childcare Provider in 60613:
"Negotiate Terms, Salary And Benefits In Writing."
The childcare provider field of work can be rewarding and fulfilling in so many ways. It brings joy to you each day to see the children grow and develop under your care. The downside is if you are used to working in an administrative professional environment where you receive excellent compensation benefits and perks, it is difficult to work in an environment as an independent provider, on a part time basis, with absolutely no benefits (medical, dental). Where it's your word against the employer and they usually have the upper hand in any discussion. Benefits and job conditions discussed and not put in writing can and will be changed at any given moment as well as added responsibilities with no compensation. The hard work and long hours sometimes goes unappreciated, and you seldom get any credit when milestones are reached and exceeded. Many employers expect nanny qualities but most times you are expected to perform tasks that should not be the job of a nanny but a housekeeper.

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Key Stats for Childcare Provider

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Childcare Provider Salaries

Experienced
▲28%

Late-Career
▲12%

National Average
$21,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼10%

Skills That Affect Childcare Provider Salaries

Activities for Children
▲2%

National Average
$21,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
no benefits
None: 84%
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