Daycare Assistant Salary

Women account for the majority of Daycare Assistants in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $9.75 per hour. One in eight have medical and dental plans, and less than one in ten have vision insurance. Job satisfaction for Daycare Assistants is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$15,387 - $33,279
$15K
$25K
$33K
MEDIAN: $24,923
10%
50%
90%

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$7.98 - $12.08
$8
$9
$12
MEDIAN: $9.75
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$15,387 - $33,279  
   
Bonus
$75.00  
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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$16,557 - $26,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.98 - $12.08  
   
Overtime
$0.07 - $18.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$75.00  
   
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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$16,557 - $26,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 157

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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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For Daycare Assistants, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Daycare Assistants earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Daycare Teacher.

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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
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%
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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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 13%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 87%