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How much does a Childcare Worker make in the United States?

Average Childcare Worker Hourly Wage in the United States

Childcare Workers earn a median hourly wage of $10.18. Hourly wages typically start from $8.26 and go up to $15.25.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Childcare Worker Yearly Salary in the United States

Childcare Workers earn a median salary of $21,170 per year. Salaries typically start from $17,190 and go up to $31,710.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Employment Type Mix

33%
Full-Time
67%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

2.7
SCORE
2691
RATINGS
Childcare Workers average a score of 2.7 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Childcare Workers in the 18th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Childcare Worker Earnings by Seniority

Top End Childcare Worker Earnings

The highest earning Childcare Workers in the United States earn:

$15.25
an hour
$31,710
per year
Senior Childcare Worker Earnings

Senior Childcare Workers in the United States earn:

$12.25
an hour
$25,490
per year
Experienced Childcare Worker Earnings

Experienced Childcare Workers in the United States earn:

$10.18
an hour
$21,170
per year
Junior Childcare Worker Earnings

Junior Childcare Workers in the United States earn:

$8.98
an hour
$18,680
per year
Starting Childcare Worker Earnings

Starting Childcare Workers in the United States earn:

$8.26
an hour
$17,190
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Childcare Worker salary comparison

Childcare Workers earn less than 100% percent of Education & Childcare careers. Childcare Worker salaries are in the bottom 94% of all careers in the United States.

Principal Salary $92k
School Psychologist Salary $73k
Music Teacher Salary $68k
Special Education Teacher Salary $59k
High School Teacher Salary $58k
Elementary School Teacher Salary $55k
Health Educator Salary $53k
Childcare Program Administrator Salary $45k
Graduate Teaching Assistant Salary $34k
Teacher Assistant Salary $25k
Childcare Worker Salary $21k
Source:

Historical salary for Childcare Workers in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Childcare Worker salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Childcare Worker Salary in New York $12.84 $26,700 # 1
Childcare Worker Salary in Vermont $12.06 $25,080 # 2
Childcare Worker Salary in Washington $11.59 $24,100 # 3
Childcare Worker Salary in New Jersey $10.98 $22,830 # 4
Childcare Worker Salary in Rhode Island $10.34 $21,500 # 5
Childcare Worker Salary in Oregon $11.07 $23,030 # 6
Childcare Worker Salary in Minnesota $11.06 $23,000 # 7
Childcare Worker Salary in Wyoming $10.93 $22,730 # 8
Childcare Worker Salary in Virginia $9.50 $19,750 # 9
Childcare Worker Salary in New Hampshire $10.51 $21,860 # 10
Childcare Worker Salary in North Dakota $10.04 $20,890 # 11
Childcare Worker Salary in Nebraska $9.89 $20,570 # 12
Childcare Worker Salary in Ohio $9.68 $20,140 # 13
Childcare Worker Salary in Nevada $9.94 $20,670 # 14
Childcare Worker Salary in Missouri $9.40 $19,540 # 15
Childcare Worker Salary in Utah $9.44 $19,640 # 16
Childcare Worker Salary in North Carolina $9.61 $19,990 # 17
Childcare Worker Salary in Wisconsin $9.78 $20,350 # 18
Childcare Worker Salary in Pennsylvania $9.42 $19,590 # 19
Childcare Worker Salary in West Virginia $9.35 $19,450 # 20
Childcare Worker Salary in Montana $9.30 $19,350 # 21
Childcare Worker Salary in South Dakota $9.45 $19,650 # 22
Childcare Worker Salary in Texas $9.25 $19,240 # 23
Childcare Worker Salary in New Mexico $9.26 $19,260 # 24
Childcare Worker Salary in Tennessee $9.21 $19,160 # 25
Childcare Worker Salary in Oklahoma $9.01 $18,750 # 26
Childcare Worker Salary in South Carolina $8.90 $18,510 # 27
Childcare Worker Salary in Mississippi $8.86 $18,420 # 28
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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