Childcare Provider Salary
Most Childcare Providers in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $9.87 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Roughly a fifth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and approximately one-tenth collect dental insurance. Most Childcare Providers report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
|Salary||$14,237 - $61,868|
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|$15,502 - $40,802|
|Hourly Rate||$7.60 - $14.71|
|Overtime||$10.21 - $32.30|
|Total Pay (||$15,502 - $40,802|
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.Read More...
These professionals' work hours vary based on the employers' hours and needs; flexibility may also be necessary to be available for unexpected scheduling issues. Childcare providers generally work indoors in care center or home environments, but outdoor activities may also be expected in some cases. Work mostly involves independent time with the children, but communicating with parents and supervisors is also required.
Childcare provider positions are available in a wide variety of scenarios and environments, ranging from professional services to more casual arrangements between parents and individual providers. Because of the many environments in which they can work, the requirements for openings may vary. For example, in some cases, it is necessary to have training in CPR and first aid, along with documented experience working in the childcare field. However, in more casual openings, it may be enough to simply provide some references and pass a basic interview. Childcare provider openings also involve detailed criminal background checks to help guarantee children's safety.
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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Childcare Provider
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $19K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $21K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $26K. For some reason, Childcare Providers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $24K.
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