Childcare Provider Salary

Most Childcare Providers in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $9.95 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction for Childcare Providers is high. Just under one in five enjoy medical while around a tenth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than 10 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$14,129 - $62,076
$14K
$31K
$62K
MEDIAN: $31,307
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$7.72 - $14.83
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$15
MEDIAN: $9.95
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$14,129 - $62,076  
   
Bonus
$196.53  
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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$15,514 - $39,890  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$7.72 - $14.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25  
Overtime
$10.14 - $32.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$196.53  
   
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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$15,514 - $39,890  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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 do not often transition into Administrative Assistant roles. The role averages $31K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Childcare Provider

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


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $19K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $21K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $27K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Childcare Providers report making only $24K on average.

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 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
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 22 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 19%
dental benefits
Dental: 10%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
dental benefits
None: 80%
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