$20k $20k
1260k 1260k
5.5% 5.5%
3.3/5 3.3/5
H.S. High School

How much does a Childcare Worker make in California?

Average Childcare Worker Hourly Wage in California

Childcare Workers earn a median hourly wage of $11.61. Hourly wages typically start from $9.24 and go up to $17.48.

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

Average Childcare Worker Yearly Salary in California

Childcare Workers earn a median salary of $24,150 per year. Salaries typically start from $19,220 and go up to $36,350.

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
2063
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 California earn:

$17.48
an hour
$36,350
per year
Senior Childcare Worker Earnings

Senior Childcare Workers in California earn:

$14.39
an hour
$29,940
per year
Experienced Childcare Worker Earnings

Experienced Childcare Workers in California earn:

$11.61
an hour
$24,150
per year
Junior Childcare Worker Earnings

Junior Childcare Workers in California earn:

$9.77
an hour
$20,310
per year
Starting Childcare Worker Earnings

Starting Childcare Workers in California earn:

$9.24
an hour
$19,220
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 in California. Childcare Worker salaries are in the bottom 94% of all careers in California.

Principal Salary in California $110k
Nurse Educator Salary in California $87k
Physical Education Teacher Salary in California $86k
High School Teacher Salary in California $74k
Elementary School Teacher Salary in California $72k
Librarian Salary in California $70k
School Counselor Salary in California $60k
Childcare Program Administrator Salary in California $53k
Preschool Teacher Salary in California $31k
Teacher Assistant Salary in California $30k
Childcare Worker Salary $24k
Source:

Historical salary for Childcare Workers in California

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