A Child Care / Day Care Worker earns an average wage of C$13.46 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

C$17,664 - C$49,276
C$18K
C$31K
C$49K
MEDIAN: C$30,864
10%
50%
90%
C$10.61 - C$18.06
C$11
C$13
C$18
MEDIAN: C$13.16
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$49K
Salary C$17,664 - C$49,276
Bonus C$100 - C$5,000
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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C$21,897 - C$39,001
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 81
Hourly Data C$0C$26
Hourly Rate C$10.61 - C$18.06
Hourly Tips C$1.87
Overtime C$1.97 - C$26.15
Annual Data C$0C$39K
Bonus C$100 - C$5,000
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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C$21,897 - C$39,001
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 448

Job Description for Child Care / Day Care Worker

A child care or day care worker is primarily responsible for watching children as they play and ensuring their safety. For each child under their care, they must make note of what activities the child engaged in on that particular day, what they ate and any other applicable information, such as when the child’s diaper was changed or what time the child received medication.

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Child Care / Day Care Worker 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.

Common Career Paths for Child Care / Day Care Worker


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Child Care / Day Care Worker Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Child Care / Day Care Worker

Pay by Experience for a Child Care / Day Care Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Child Care / Day Care Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$27,000 based on 225 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Child Care / Day Care Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$31,000 based on 87 salaries. An experienced Child Care / Day Care Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$33,000 based on 58 salaries. A Child Care / Day Care Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$31,000 based on 21 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$27,725

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Child Care / Day Care Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Child Care / Day Care Worker?

Child Care / Day Care Worker in Edmonton:
Pros: I love kids.
Cons: Unhealthy, emotionally upset work environment.

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Key Stats for Child Care / Day Care Worker

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Child Care / Day Care Worker Salaries

▲19%

▲11%

▲11%

National Average
C$28,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Child Care / Day Care Worker Salaries


National Average
C$28,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 63%