Daycare Assistant Salary

The larger portion of Daycare Assistants in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $9.04 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $7.68 per hour to $12.14. The majority of Daycare Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly one in six enjoy medical while less than one-tenth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to fewer than one in ten. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$16,687 - $39,149
(Median)
$17K
$25K
$39K
MEDIAN: $24,960
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$7.68 - $12.14
(Median)
$7
$9
$12
MEDIAN: $9.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$16,687 - $39,149  
   
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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$16,148 - $27,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$5$10$15
Hourly Rate
$7.68 - $12.14  
   
Overtime
$5.00 - $14.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$16,148 - $27,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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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 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

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
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

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