Childcare Provider Salary

Most Childcare Providers in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $9.08 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $7.35 per hour, and the top verges on $14.83. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Childcare Providers report high levels of job satisfaction. Slightly less than a fourth enjoy medical while nearly one in six get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one in seven.

$16,751 - $49,882

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$7.35 - $14.83

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$16,751 - $49,882  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $975  
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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$15,370 - $39,960  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$7.35 - $14.83  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $975  
   
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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$15,370 - $39,960  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 197
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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

  • 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 Childcare Provider


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Childcare Providers who move on to become Administrative Assistants may enjoy significant pay raises, as Administrative Assistants get paid an average of $31K per year.

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Childcare Providers report a narrow range of specific skills. Childhood Education and Activities for Children are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Activities for Children.

Pay by Experience Level for Childcare Provider

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


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $19K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $21K. On average, Childcare Providers make $27K following one to two decades on the job. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $23K.

Childcare Provider Advice

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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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Experience Affects Childcare Provider Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 34%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Childcare Provider Salaries


National Average
$21,000

Activities for Children
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 23% dental benefits Dental: 17%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 75%
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