$41,078
Avg. Salary
$19.68
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Child Life Specialist (CCLS) is $19.68 per hour.

The average pay for a Child Life Specialist (CCLS) is $41,078 per year.

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$14.89
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$27.41
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MEDIAN $41,078
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$0$54K
Salary $30,396 - $52,990
Bonus $101 - $4,055
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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$30,590 - $54,408
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 184
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $14.89 - $27.41
Hourly Tips $5.33
Overtime $9.40 - $46.37
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $101 - $4,055
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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$30,590 - $54,408
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 146

Job Description for Child Life Specialist (CCLS)

A child life specialist (CCLS) works in a hospital and assesses child patients case-by-case, usually in-patient children and those with serious illnesses. These specialists assess what effects an illness and hospitalization have on pediatric patients and their families, and plans are then made in order to help cope, taking into consideration the personality and medical needs of each individual patient.

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Child Life Specialist (CCLS) Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Child Life Specialist (CCLS)

Pay by Experience for a Child Life Specialist (CCLS) has a positive trend. An entry-level Child Life Specialist (CCLS) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 120 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Child Life Specialist (CCLS) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Child Life Specialist (CCLS) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 20 salaries. A Child Life Specialist (CCLS) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 7 salaries.

Child Life Specialist (CCLS) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Child Life Specialist (CCLS)?

Child Life Specialist (CCLS) in Austin:
"Great."
Pros: The city, natural sites
Cons: Rent prices and house prices are too high

Child Life Specialist (CCLS) in Albuquerque:
"Helping children understand how to cope with hospitalization."
Pros: Making a difference in the patient's and families attitude towards treatment and their lives.
Cons:

Key Stats for Child Life Specialist (CCLS)

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Child Life Specialist (CCLS) Salaries

Late-Career
▲47%

Mid-Career
▲6%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 7%