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Childcare Provider Salary

The larger portion of Childcare Providers in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $8.92 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $7.34 per hour to $14.23. Most Childcare Providers like their work and job satisfaction is high. In this profession, one in five enjoy medical and dental coverage, and approximately one-eighth have vision insurance, as well. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$14,331 - $51,064
(Median)
$14K
$29K
$51K
MEDIAN: $29,243
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$7.34 - $14.23
(Median)
$7
$8
$14
MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$14,331 - $51,064  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $805  
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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$15,187 - $39,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.34 - $14.23  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $17.94  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $805  
   
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).
)
$15,187 - $39,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 181
United States (change)

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.

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Job skills reported by Childcare Providers are limited. 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.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $18K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $21K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Childcare Providers make a median salary of $25K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $21K by contrast.

Childcare Provider Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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 23%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$20,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Childcare Provider Salaries


National Average
$20,000

Activities for Children
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 21% dental benefits Dental: 17%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 76%