A Daycare Provider earns an average wage of $9.68 per hour.

$13,499 - $59,092
(Median)
$13K
$29K
$59K
MEDIAN: $28,668
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$7.50 - $13.57
(Median)
$7
$9
$14
MEDIAN: $9.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$13,499 - $59,092  
   
Bonus
$350.00  
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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$14,825 - $42,830  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$7.50 - $13.57  
   
Overtime
$12.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$350.00  
   
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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$14,825 - $42,830  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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Job Description for Daycare Provider

Daycare providers are responsible for caring for children when their parents and guardians are working or otherwise unavailable. They must take good care of children's basic needs, such as feeding and diaper-changing, and some daycare providers work in an educational setting to teach children socially and academically.

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Daycare Provider Tasks

  • Interact with other adults, including parents and fellow child care workers, on behalf of children.
  • Contribute to facility's planning and administration.
  • Provide a safe, orderly environment in which children's needs (physical, emotional, social, etc.) are met effectively.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation.

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Pay by Experience Level for Daycare Provider

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

Daycare Provider Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Daycare Provider in Breckenridge:
"Patience."
Patience is the key to helping children learn their full potential. They respond incredibly well to positive reinforcement and a happy, calm demeanor. If your daycare children are happy than their parents are happy. Word of mouth is the best advertisement!

What is it like working as a Daycare Provider?

Daycare Provider in Zion:
"Practical CEO."
Pros: I work as a Precinct Committee Woman, A CEO of a jewelry business, Child Care provider and Exec Director for a P.A.C. I love all of what I do. The degree program I choose made it all available to me..
Cons: I must make sure of my pay. I cannot rely on anything other than what I provide.

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Experience Affects Daycare Provider Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Daycare Provider Salaries

Childhood Education
up arrow 1%

National Average
$21,000

Activities for Children
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
medical benefits
Vision: 7%
dental benefits
None: 90%
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