Child Care Aide Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$25,000
$18,000
Min 10%
$25,000
Median 50%
$35,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Canyon High School
Highest Paying City
New York, NY
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
2.0 years
How much does a child care aide make?
Child Care Aides in America make, on average, $25,845 a year or $12.43 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 17,000. The top 10 percent earn over $35,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $18,000 annually. Health Care companies and Hospitality companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Some of the states with the best Child Care Aide salaries are Alaska, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, and North Dakota. The typical tenure for a Child Care Aide is 2.0 years.
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Average Child Care Aide Salary By Location

Across America, Child Care Aides make on average $25,845 annually or $12.43 hourly. Working in New York, NY as a Child Care Aide will pay you the highest wages at around $29,826 per year. The New York, NY average entry-level salary for Child Care Aides is $13,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Child Care Aide salaries are Alaska, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, and North Dakota. Arkansas, Tennessee, Florida, Indiana, and Georgia are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Child Care Aide Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Child Care Aides earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Child Care Aide Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Child Care Aide makes. Most Child Care Aide jobs are in Health Care companies and Health Care companies. Child Care Aides at Canyon High School and Dysart High School report the highest salaries. Companies like Johnson County Community College and The Washington Hospital also report very competitive wages for Child Care Aides.

Average Child Care Aide Pay By Industry

Child Care Aide salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our analysis shows that Education companies, Telecommunication companies, and Non Profits companies pay higher-than-average wages for Child Care Aides. Salaries for Child Care Aides in Education companies average $26,989 annually, while Telecommunication companies and Non Profits companies pay $26,255 and $25,251, respectively. At $24,826, the average salary for Child Care Aides in the Retail industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Education
Education
$26,989
$27k
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$26,255
$26k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$25,251
$25k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$25,108
$25k
Health Care
Health Care
$24,858
$25k
Retail
Retail
$24,826
$25k

Child Care Aide Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Child Care Aide Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Child Care Aide can range from $24,060 to $26,551 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Child Care Aide Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
AACO Dept of Recreation & Parks-Childcare
Child Care Aides, Child Care Assistants, & Child Care Teachers
03/31/2020
$21,079
College Nannies + Tutors
Child Care Professionals Wanted
03/10/2020
$52,175
AACO Dept of Recreation & Parks-Childcare
Child Care Aides, Child Care Assistants, & Child Care Teachers
03/10/2020
$21,079
Dcsdk12
Classified Substitute-Child Care-Program Aide
03/10/2020
$25,044
University of Colorado
Child Care Aide
02/27/2020
$25,190
Dcsdk12
Classified Substitute-Child Care-Program Aide
02/22/2020
$25,044
Wayne RESA
Child Care Latchkey Aid
02/20/2020
$21,246
Dysart Unified School District
SY Child Care Aide-Before/After School Program
02/16/2020
$25,044
AACO Dept of Recreation & Parks-Childcare
Child Care Aide
01/31/2020
$21,079
Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified
Child Care Aide
01/30/2020
$27,214
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