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Average Child Care / Day Care Worker Hourly Pay

$10.07
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$147
Bonus
$166
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The average hourly pay for a Child Care / Day Care Worker is $10.07.
10%
$7.90
MEDIAN
$10.07
90%
$14.43
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Hourly Rate
$8 - $14
Bonus
$7 - $1,980
Profit Sharing
$0 - $166
Total Pay
$16,488 - $31,232
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What Do Child Care / Day Care Workers Do?

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

3.8 out of 5
(264)
Highly Satisfied
34Reviews
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 $12.73. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development and KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc., earning around $12.11 and $11.32, respectively. YMCA pays the lowest at around $9.72. Self-Employed and Primrose Schools also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $10.00 and $10.21, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Child Care / Day Care Workers?

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.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Child Care / Day Care Workers?

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 $9.36 based on 153 salaries. An early career Child Care / Day Care Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $9.89 based on 922 salaries. A mid-career Child Care / Day Care Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.56 based on 318 salaries. An experienced Child Care / Day Care Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.93 based on 315 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 Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 31.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (30.7% more) and New York, New York (20.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (9.4% less) and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (5.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,838 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.3%
Early Career
50.2%
Mid Career
17.3%
Experienced
17.1%
Late Career
7.1%