Daycare Provider Salary

The average wage for a Daycare Provider is $9.67 per hour. A skill in CPR is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$13,441 - $59,495
$13K
$29K
$59K
MEDIAN: $29,324
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50%
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$7.82 - $12.73
$7
$9
$13
MEDIAN: $9.67
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$13,441 - $59,495  
   
Bonus
$101.74  
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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$15,002 - $44,826  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.82 - $12.73  
   
Overtime
$10.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$101.74  
   
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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$15,002 - $44,826  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 111

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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

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

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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

Q: What is it like working as a Daycare Provider?

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!

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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Key Stats for Daycare Provider

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Daycare Provider Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

Experienced
▲5%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Skills That Affect Daycare Provider Salaries

CPR
▲84%

Childhood Education
▲2%

National Average
$21,000

Activities for Children
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
dental benefits
None: 90%
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