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Child Care Attendant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$24,000
$10,000
$24,000
$56,000
The average child care attendant makes about $24,398 per year. That's $11.73 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $10,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $56,000. Many of child care attendants seem to be drawn to health care and hospitality companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case child care attendants tend to work at retail, hospitality, and health care companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Maryland, New Jersey and New York pay child care attendants the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Newark, NJ
$35,845
York, PA
$31,616
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Map of Child Care Attendant Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Child Care Attendant Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a child care attendant is roughly $24,398 per year, which boils down to $11.73 per hour. Interestingly enough, child care attendants have the highest salaries in Newark, NJ at about $35,845 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Newark, NJ is $11,000. Additionally, child care attendants make more than the average salary in Ashburn, VA, York, PA, Binghamton, NY, Westerville, OH, and Saint Louis, MO. On a more broad level, child care attendant salaries are highest in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. On the contrary, Georgia, Oklahoma, and New Mexico offer the lowest child care attendant salaries.

City
Average Salary
Newark, NJ
Newark, NJ
$35,845
$36k
Ashburn, VA
Ashburn, VA
$33,187
$33k
York, PA
York, PA
$31,616
$32k
Binghamton, NY
Binghamton, NY
$30,218
$30k
Westerville, OH
Westerville, OH
$29,130
$29k
Saint Louis, MO
Saint Louis, MO
$24,816
$25k
Des Moines, IA
Des Moines, IA
$24,563
$25k
Waukesha, WI
Waukesha, WI
$24,527
$25k
Foster City, CA
Foster City, CA
$23,663
$24k
Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis, IN
$23,631
$24k

High Paying Child Care Attendant Jobs

Average Child Care Attendant Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a child care attendant, being employed by a company such as PeaceHealth or Ascension Health would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Hutchinson Regional Medical Center and Georgetown Memorial Hospital also report highly competitive salaries for child care attendants.

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Child Care Attendant Salary History

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    Average Child Care Attendant Pay By Industry

    As we previously stated, child care attendant salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that retail, hospitality, and health care companies tend to offer much higher salaries for child care attendants. For example, child care attendants make a whopping average salary of $27,430 while working for retail companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $25,858 at hospitality companies and $22,589 at health care companies. But child care attendants may want to avoid working in the non profits industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $18,517.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Retail
    Retail
    $27,430
    $27k
    Hospitality
    Hospitality
    $25,858
    $26k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $22,589
    $23k
    Non Profits
    Non Profits
    $18,517
    $19k

    Child Care Attendant Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a child care attendant 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.

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