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Daycare Assistant Salary

Most Daycare Assistants in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $8.98 per hour. Pay generally varies between $7.66 per hour and $12.10. For the most part, Daycare Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly one in seven enjoy medical while less than one in ten get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to fewer than one in ten. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$16,630 - $39,453
(Median)
$17K
$26K
$39K
MEDIAN: $25,943
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90%

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$7.66 - $12.10
(Median)
$7
$9
$12
MEDIAN: $8.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$16,630 - $39,453  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $206.08  
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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$16,117 - $29,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$5$10$15
Hourly Rate
$7.66 - $12.10  
   
Overtime
$8.17 - $14.74  
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$10K$20K$30K
Bonus
$0.00 - $206.08  
   
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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$16,117 - $29,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99

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Job Description for Daycare Assistant

  • Clean and organize facility.
  • Prepare and disseminate activity and lesson materials and supplies.
  • Assist child care leads with activities and daily supervision of children.
  • Communicate concerns, problems and needs to supervisor.

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Experience Affects Daycare Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$19,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 15% dental benefits Dental: 8%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 85%
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