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How Much Does a Child Care Associate Earn In The United States?

Child Care Associate Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$24,000
$16,000
$24,000
$37,000
Child care associates in the United States make an average salary of $24,835 per year or $11.94 per hour. In terms of salary range, an entry level child care associate salary is roughly $16,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $37,000. If you like following the crowd, non profits and hospitality companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out education, retail, and government companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, California, and Rhode Island provide the highest child care associate salaries.
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Where Child Care Associates Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where child care associates earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Child Care Associates Earn In Different Cities?

While a child care associate can average a salary of $24,835 per year, or $11.94 per hour, there are many opportunities for child care associates to make more. For example, in Santa Rosa, CA you might make $33,693 per year. Other high-paying locations include New York, NY, Danbury, CT and Vancouver, WA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Santa Rosa, CA where the average starting salary is $20,000. The highest paying states for child care associates include Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire. Meanwhile, South Carolina, Louisiana, and New Mexico offer the lowest salaries.
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1. Santa Rosa, CA
$33,693
Avg. Salary
$14k
$43k
2. New York, NY
$29,939
Avg. Salary
$14k
$43k
3. Danbury, CT
$29,833
Avg. Salary
$14k
$43k
4. Vancouver, WA
$27,672
Avg. Salary
$14k
$43k
5. Florence, AZ
$24,853
Avg. Salary
$14k
$43k
6. Rockville, MD
$24,503
Avg. Salary
$14k
$43k

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Which Companies Pay Child Care Associates The Most?

To earn a high income as a child care associate, working for Buena Park High School or Santa Rosa High School might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Lutheran Services FL and Washington State Employees Credit Union report highly competitive wages for child care associates.
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Child Care Associate Salary History

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    How Much Do Child Care Associates Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a child care associate can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for child care associates tend to be found in education, retail, and government companies. In fact, child care associates can make a yearly salary of $24,447 while working for education companies.
    1. Education
    $24,447
    Avg. Salary
    $18k
    $26k
    2. Retail
    $23,448
    Avg. Salary
    $18k
    $26k
    3. Government
    $22,776
    Avg. Salary
    $18k
    $26k
    4. Professional
    $22,633
    Avg. Salary
    $18k
    $26k
    5. Health Care
    $22,094
    Avg. Salary
    $18k
    $26k
    6. Hospitality
    $20,978
    Avg. Salary
    $18k
    $26k

    How Experience Affects Child Care Associate Salaries

    The salary for a child care associate can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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 Associate Salaries

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    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
    Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
    Child Care Substitute Stigler Daycare
    Child Care Substitute Stigler Daycare
    Child Care Substitute Stigler Daycare
    Stigler, OK
    Stigler, OK
    01/24/2021
    01/24/2021
    $20,870
    $20,870
    01/24/2021
    Children's Residential-Direct Care
    Children's Residential-Direct Care
    Cape Girardeau, MO
    Cape Girardeau, MO
    01/07/2021
    01/07/2021
    $25,044
    $25,044
    01/07/2021
    Children's Residential-Direct Care
    Children's Residential-Direct Care
    Cape Girardeau, MO
    Cape Girardeau, MO
    12/29/2020
    12/29/2020
    $25,044
    $25,044
    12/29/2020
    Ia Western Comm College
    Ia Western Comm College
    Child Care Associate
    Child Care Associate
    Child Care Associate
    Council Bluffs, IA
    Council Bluffs, IA
    12/18/2020
    12/18/2020
    $20,870
    $20,870
    12/18/2020
    Iowa Western Community College
    Iowa Western Community College
    Child Care Associate
    Child Care Associate
    Child Care Associate
    Council Bluffs, IA
    Council Bluffs, IA
    12/16/2020
    12/16/2020
    $20,870
    $20,870
    12/16/2020
    Ia Western Comm College
    Ia Western Comm College
    Child Care Associate
    Child Care Associate
    Child Care Associate
    Council Bluffs, IA
    Council Bluffs, IA
    11/20/2020
    11/20/2020
    $20,870
    $20,870
    11/20/2020
    Iowa Western Community College
    Iowa Western Community College
    Child Care Associate
    Child Care Associate
    Child Care Associate
    Council Bluffs, IA
    Council Bluffs, IA
    11/19/2020
    11/19/2020
    $20,870
    $20,870
    11/19/2020
    Child Care-REC Zone-Department of Recreation & Parks
    Child Care-REC Zone-Department of Recreation & Parks
    Columbia, MD
    Columbia, MD
    10/24/2020
    10/24/2020
    $22,957
    $22,957
    10/24/2020
    Child Care
    Child Care
    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    09/29/2020
    09/29/2020
    $31,305
    $31,305
    09/29/2020
    Calhoun Intermediate School District
    Calhoun Intermediate School District
    Before and After School Child Care Associate
    Before and After School Child Care Associate
    Before and After School Child Care Associate
    Marshall, MI
    Marshall, MI
    09/16/2020
    09/16/2020
    $24,001
    $24,001
    09/16/2020