Daycare Assistant Salary

Most Daycare Assistants in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $9.61 per hour. For the most part, Daycare Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Close to an eighth enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and less than one-tenth get vision benefits. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$15,442 - $33,046
$15K
$26K
$33K
MEDIAN: $25,509
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$7.97 - $11.98
$8
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$12
MEDIAN: $9.61
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$15,442 - $33,046  
   
Bonus
$75.00  
Total Pay (?
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$16,556 - $25,928  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.97 - $11.98  
   
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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$16,556 - $25,928  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 161

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Daycare Assistants do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $20K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $20K. Daycare Assistants see a median salary of $22K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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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 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Daycare Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲11%

Experienced
▲10%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$20,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 12%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
dental benefits
None: 88%
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