Daycare Assistant Salary

Women comprise the majority of Daycare Assistants in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $9.07 per hour on average. Earnings sit near $7.66 per hour on the lower side but can approach $12.47 on the higher side. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Roughly one in six enjoy medical while close to one-tenth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than one in ten. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$16,744 - $38,787
(Median)
$17K
$24K
$39K
MEDIAN: $24,426
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$7.66 - $12.47
(Median)
$7
$9
$12
MEDIAN: $9.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$16,744 - $38,787  
   
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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$16,117 - $30,104  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.66 - $12.47  
   
Overtime
$5.00 - $14.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
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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$16,117 - $30,104  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112
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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
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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
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 17% dental benefits Dental: 10%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 83%
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