Childcare Worker Salary

A Childcare Worker earns an average wage of $9.83 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$12,325 - $40,227
$12K
$23K
$40K
MEDIAN: $22,800
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50%
90%

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$7.76 - $14.16
$7
$9
$14
MEDIAN: $9.83
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$12,325 - $40,227  
   
Bonus
$120.50  
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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$16,126 - $31,145  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.76 - $14.16  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.65  
Overtime
$9.00 - $20.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$120.50  
   
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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$16,126 - $31,145  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 321

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Job Description for Childcare Worker

For a person who enjoys reading Dr. Seuss, playing with Play-doh or creating masterpieces with crayons, a career as a childcare worker may be very enticing. Not many people get to play at work, but that is exactly one of the responsibilities of a childcare worker. They not only play with children but also plan activities that are both enriching and educational. Childcare workers also help children develop good social skills, which are very important to a child’s development. Working in this field is much more than child’s play, however. The safety and well-being of the children they watch are in the hands of the childcare workers. Workers must therefore be vigilant and enthusiastic to keep up with the demands of energetic young children.

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Childcare Worker 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 Worker

Pay by Experience for a Childcare Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Childcare Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 208 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Childcare Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 112 salaries. An experienced Childcare Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 73 salaries. A Childcare Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 24 salaries.

Childcare Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Childcare Worker?

Childcare Worker in Lauderhill:
"Summary."
Pros: Being a Childcare Worker allows me to instill education in children while their young. At the same time being a Childcare Worker creates a beautiful bond between the children and I, and allows me to explore all my areas of creativity.
Cons: My work environment and all the job entails can become stressful with deadlines, temper tantrums, and paperwork.

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Key Stats for Childcare Worker

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Childcare Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲14%

▲4%

National Average
$21,000

▼1%

▼2%

Skills That Affect Childcare Worker Salaries


National Average
$21,000


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 29%
dental benefits
Dental: 22%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
no benefits
None: 69%