Average Child Care / Day Care Worker Hourly Pay

$9.88
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$175
Bonus
$196
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The average hourly pay for a Child Care / Day Care Worker is $9.88.
10%
$7.81
MEDIAN
$9.88
90%
$14.01
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Hourly Rate
$8 - $14
Bonus
$7 - $2,000
Profit Sharing
$72 - $800
Total Pay
$16,309 - $30,450

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Job Description for Child Care / Day Care Worker

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.

Job Satisfaction for Child Care / Day Care Worker

3.7 out of 5
(293)
Highly Satisfied
22Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Child Care / Day Care Worker are from the companies YMCA, KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc. and Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc where the average pay is $12.60. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc. and La Petite Academy, Inc., earning around $11.49 and $10.00, respectively. YMCA pays the lowest at around $8.92. Childtime Learning Center and Childcare Network, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $8.99 and $9.16, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Child Care / Day Care Worker

Skills in Childhood Education and Curriculum Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cleaning, Oral / Verbal Communication and Activities for Children.

Pay by Experience Level for Child Care / Day Care Worker

An entry-level Child Care / Day Care Worker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $9.10 based on 182 salaries. An early career Child Care / Day Care Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $9.61 based on 1,126 salaries. A mid-career Child Care / Day Care Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.19 based on 438 salaries. An experienced Child Care / Day Care Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.61 based on 419 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $11.
Employees with Child Care / Day Care Worker in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 31.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (30.0% more) and New York, New York (19.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (9.1% less), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3.8% less) and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (0.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,330 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.8%
Early Career
48.3%
Mid Career
18.8%
Experienced
18.0%
Late Career
7.1%