The larger portion of Childcare Providers in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $9.71 per hour. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Childcare Providers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly one in five report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one in eight collect dental insurance.

$14,597 - $59,864
(Median)
$15K
$31K
$60K
MEDIAN: $31,006
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90%

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$7.53 - $14.53
(Median)
$7
$9
$15
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$14,597 - $59,864  
   
Bonus
$203.47  
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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$15,468 - $40,954  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$7.53 - $14.53  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25  
Overtime
$10.14 - $32.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$203.47  
   
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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$15,468 - $40,954  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 175
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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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For Childcare Providers, progressing to an Administrative Assistant role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Administrative Assistant can earn $31K annually.

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Pay by Experience Level for Childcare Provider

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


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $19K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $21K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Childcare Providers make a median salary of $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.

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 14%

National Average
$21,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Childcare Provider Salaries

Activities for Children
up arrow 4%

Childhood Education
0%

National Average
$21,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
medical benefits
Vision: 9%
dental benefits
None: 78%
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