The average hourly pay for a Child Care / Day Care Worker is $9.88.
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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. Often, a child care or day care worker helps the children under their care with life skills. They instruct the little ones …Read more
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.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Child Care / Day Care Worker
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
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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.
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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).
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