Daycare Assistant Salary

Women account for the majority of Daycare Assistants in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $9.79 per hour. Roughly one in six enjoy medical while fewer than one in ten get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than 10 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$15,442 - $49,316
$15K
$26K
$49K
MEDIAN: $25,920
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50%
90%

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$8.02 - $12.09
$8
$9
$12
MEDIAN: $9.79
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$0$49K
Salary $15,442 - $49,316
Bonus $1,238
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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$16,642 - $25,995
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 11
Hourly Data $0$18
Hourly Rate $8.02 - $12.09
Overtime $16.05
Annual Data $0$25K
Bonus $1,238
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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$16,642 - $25,995
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 153

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Job Description for Daycare Assistant

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

Common Career Paths for Daycare Assistant


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Many Daycare Assistants move into a Daycare Teacher role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Daycare Teachers on average bring in a similar salary to Daycare Assistants.

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Pay by Experience Level for Daycare Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Daycare Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Daycare Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 128 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Daycare Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Daycare Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 21 salaries. A Daycare Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 6 salaries.

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Key Stats for Daycare Assistant

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Daycare Assistant Salaries

Experienced
▲12%

Late-Career
▲10%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$20,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 16%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
no benefits
None: 84%
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