Child Care Assistant Salary

The average wage for a Child Care Assistant is $9.96 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$16,500 - $27,500
$20K
MEDIAN: $20,294
50%

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$7.93 - $15.16
$7
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10.02
10%
50%
90%

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$0$31K
Salary $20,294
Bonus $200.00
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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$16,556 - $31,864
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9
Hourly Data $0$15
Hourly Rate $7.93 - $15.16
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $11.93
Annual Data $0$31K
Bonus $200.00
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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$16,556 - $31,864
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 123

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Job Description for Child Care Assistant

Child care assistants provide oversight to children staying in a child care facility. They assist the primary child care teacher, helping promote the curriculum and work directly with children. Each day, these assistants may work individually with specific children or help the group as a whole (depending on the needs of the classroom). They report to the primary childcare teacher and are responsible for adhering to the local, state, and federal laws governing childcare. Typically, a child care assistant works in an indoor classroom environment, although there are often some outdoor activities. The specific duties required on a day-to-day basis vary by employer, size of the class, and different needs of the children. Generally, the child care assistant must help create an environment that promotes healthy growth and leads to positive development.

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Child Care Assistant Tasks

  • Clean and organize facility.
  • Prepare and disseminate activity and lesson materials and supplies.
  • Assist child care leads with activities and daily supervision of children.
  • Communicate concerns, problems and needs to supervisor.

Common Career Paths for Child Care Assistant


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Child Care Assistant Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Child Care Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Child Care Assistant has a neutral trend. An entry-level Child Care Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 80 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Child Care Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Child Care Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 25 salaries. A Child Care Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 5 salaries.

Child Care Assistant Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Child Care Assistant?

Child Care Assistant in Winnipeg:
"YMCA should "license" all their childcare centres."
If you are employed as a child care assistant ; get your ECE 11 certification as soon as you are employed.

Child Care Assistant in San Diego:
"Stressful, low paying, but fufilling."
Pros: The bond you develop with the children.
Cons: The low pay and feeling unappreciated.

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Key Stats for Child Care Assistant

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Child Care Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
▲19%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$21,000

Late-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 23%
dental benefits
Dental: 21%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
no benefits
None: 77%
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