Salary for Childcare Workers

Also known as:  Au Pair, Baby Sitter, Before and After School Daycare Worker, Childcare Aide, Childcare Attendant, Childcare Worker, Day Care Attendant, Day Care Worker, Daycare Aide, Daycare Provider

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Although childcare workers are not the most highly paid individuals relative to their training, many people consider working with children as the highest human calling. People typically take care of children in private practices or as part of public universities or teaching colleges, where they can often receive the same benefits available to teachers and administration. A degree in early childhood education can often advance the career prospects available.

A Childcare Worker usually gets a compensation between 16000 and 24000 based on education and experience. Childcare Workers can expect an average compensation of Twenty Thousand Three Hundred dollars every year.

Childcare Workers are paid most highly in the District of Columbia, where they earn a compensation of just about $24590. Professionals that work in this career are paid at the highest average level in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they can earn wages of $24970.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 13.80 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Childcare Workers tend to make the most in the following industries
Finance and Insurance $24,970
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $24,150
Information $23,890
Educational Services $23,480
Public Administration $23,200
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $22,960
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $19,320
Health Care and Social Assistance $20,150
Other Services (except Public Administration) $20,150
Management of Companies and Enterprises $20,600
Transportation and Warehousing $21,330
Retail Trade $21,370
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