Average Child Life Specialist (CCLS) Hourly Pay

$19.82
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$800
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The average hourly pay for a Child Life Specialist (CCLS) is $19.82.
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$15.70
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$19.82
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$27.49
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What Do Child Life Specialist (CCLS)s Do?

Job Satisfaction for Child Life Specialist (CCLS)

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What Are Popular Skills for Child Life Specialist (CCLS)s?

Skills in Patient Education, Child Advocacy and Activities for Children are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Bereavement Counseling and Pediatrics.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Child Life Specialist (CCLS)s?

An entry-level Child Life Specialist (CCLS) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $18.98 based on 65 salaries. An early career Child Life Specialist (CCLS) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.25 based on 159 salaries. A mid-career Child Life Specialist (CCLS) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.79 based on 65 salaries. An experienced Child Life Specialist (CCLS) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.08 based on 26 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $34.
Employees with Child Life Specialist (CCLS) in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 41.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (38.8% more) and Baltimore, Maryland (22.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Memphis, Tennessee (9.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 331 survey responses.
Entry Level
19.6%
Early Career
48.0%
Mid Career
19.6%
Experienced
7.9%
Late Career
4.8%