Daycare Assistant Salary

Women comprise the majority of Daycare Assistants in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $9.22 per hour on average. Compensation ranges from $7.73 per hour on the lower end to $12.08 on the higher end. Work is enjoyable for Daycare Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to approximately one-sixth, and fewer than one in ten earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$16,220 - $38,116
(Median)
$16K
$24K
$38K
MEDIAN: $23,800
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90%

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$7.73 - $12.08
(Median)
$7
$9
$12
MEDIAN: $9.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$16,220 - $38,116  
   
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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$16,171 - $26,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.73 - $12.08  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $18.69  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
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).
)
$16,171 - $26,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 156
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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 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$19,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 16%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
medical benefits
Vision: 8%
dental benefits
None: 84%
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