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Childcare Worker Salary (United States)

A Childcare Worker earns an average wage of $9.33 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.
Childcare Worker Salary (?
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$14,191 - $48,722
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $24,677
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Childcare Worker Salary (?
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$7.49 - $12.97
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$14,191 - $48,722  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $120.80  
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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$15,595 - $29,395  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.49 - $12.97  
   
Overtime
$6.57 - $17.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $120.80  
   
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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$15,595 - $29,395  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 331
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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
  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Childcare Worker

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

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Experience Affects Childcare Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%
Late-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$20,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Childcare Worker Salaries

National Average
$20,000
Activities for Children
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 28% dental benefits Dental: 20%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 69%