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Daycare Assistant Salary

Daycare Assistants in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $9.03 per hour. Earnings sit near $7.63 per hour on the lower side but can approach $12.26 on the higher side. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly one in seven, and less than one in ten earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$16,570 - $39,732
(Median)
$17K
$25K
$40K
MEDIAN: $24,960
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90%

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$7.63 - $12.26
(Median)
$7
$9
$12
MEDIAN: $9.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary 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$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$16,570 - $39,732  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $350.00  
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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$16,041 - $29,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$5$10$15
Hourly Rate
$7.63 - $12.26  
   
Overtime
$10.00 - $15.00  
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.
)
$0$10K$20K$30K
Bonus
$0.00 - $350.00  
   
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).
)
$16,041 - $29,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91

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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 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$19,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

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