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Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for Child Care Workers in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 201,933 Child Care Workers currently employed in the United States.
  • 78.9% of all Child Care Workers are women, while 21.1% are men.
  • The average age of an employed Child Care Worker is 38 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of Child Care Workers is White (62.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (18.3%) and Black or African American (9.1%).
  • The majority of Child Care Workers are located in NY, New York and PA, Philadelphia.
  • Child Care Workers are paid an average annual salary of $29,756.
  • Child Care Workers average starting salary is $18,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 96% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid Child Care Workers earn as much as $47,000 or more.
  • 5% of all Child Care Workers are LGBT.
  • Child Care Workers are more likely to work at Private companies in comparison to Education companies.

Child Care Worker Statistics By Gender

Among Child Care Workers, 78.9% of them are women compared to 21.1% which are men.

  • Female, 78.9%
  • Male, 21.1%

Child Care Workers By Gender

GenderPercentages
Female78.9%
Male21.1%

Gender Pay Gap For Child Care Worker

Women Earn 96¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$29,899
female-income
Female Income
$28,624

Child Care Worker Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the Child Care Worker position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

Child Care Worker Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201019.96%80.04%
201118.91%81.09%
201218.52%81.48%
201319.72%80.28%
201419.75%80.25%
201519.06%80.94%
201621.42%78.58%
201721.17%78.83%
201820.50%79.50%
201922.03%77.97%

Child Care Worker Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, Camp Boss and Valet have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Infant Childcare Provider3%97%
Daycare Owner4%96%
Professional Nanny5%95%
Child Care Worker21%79%
Intramural Director82%18%
Valet85%15%
Camp Boss88%12%

Child Care Worker Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among Child Care Workers is White, which makes up 62.3% of all Child Care Workers. Comparatively, there are 18.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.1% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 62.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 18.3%
  • Black or African American, 9.1%
  • Asian, 6.6%
  • Unknown, 2.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.0%

Child Care Worker Race

Child Care Worker RacePercentages
White62.3%
Hispanic or Latino18.3%
Black or African American9.1%
Asian6.6%
Unknown2.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native1.0%

Child Care Worker Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among Child Care Workers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Child Care Worker Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201062.93%12.69%5.25%16.17%
201162.48%13.34%5.13%15.59%
201261.86%12.67%5.28%16.84%
201362.89%12.06%5.50%16.01%
201463.08%11.77%5.63%16.10%
201563.32%11.50%5.47%16.24%
201663.36%11.23%5.39%16.54%
201762.27%10.86%5.76%17.25%
201863.02%9.52%5.93%17.78%
201962.34%9.12%6.59%18.30%

Child Care Worker Wage Gap By Race

Black or African American Child Care Workers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Asian Child Care Workers have the lowest average salary at $28,689.
$31,000
$30,000
$29,000
$28,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$29,024
White$29,100
Black or African American$29,823
Asian$28,689
Hispanic or Latino$29,669

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Average Age of a Child Care Worker

We determined the average age of Child Care Workers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Child Care Worker Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American29.542
Unknown21.528
Asian28.545.5
Hispanic or Latino2739
White2635
American Indian and Alaska Native30.5

Child Care Worker Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of Child Care Worker employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of Child Care Workers is 40+ years old, which represents 44% of the population.

20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Child Care Worker Age

Child Care Worker YearsPercentages
20-30 years32%
30-40 years19%
40+ years44%

Types of Child Care Worker Degree Levels

The most common degree for Child Care Workers is Bachelor's Degree 44% of Child Care Workers earn that degree. A close second is High School Diploma with 24% and rounding it off is Associate Degree with 18%.

  • Bachelors, 44%
  • High School Diploma, 24%
  • Associate, 18%
  • Diploma, 5%
  • Other Degrees, 9%

Child Care Workers By Education

Child Care Worker DegreePercentages
Bachelors44%
High School Diploma24%
Associate18%
Diploma5%
Other Degrees9%

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Child Care Worker Wage Gap By Education

Child Care Workers with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $35,969 annually. With a Bachelors degree, Child Care Workers earn a median annual income of $32,949 compared to $30,892 for Child Care Workers with an Associate degree.
$37,000
$35,000
$33,000
$31,000
$29,000
$27,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$28,624
Master's Degree$35,969
Bachelor's Degree$32,949
Some College/ Associate Degree$30,892

Child Care Worker Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ Child Care Workers. We found that the most common company type is Private. In addition, the industry that employs the most Child Care Workers is the Non Profits industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire Child Care Workers.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Child Care Worker Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees6%
50 - 100 employees10%
100 - 500 employees26%
500 - 1,000 employees21%
1,000 - 10,000 employees30%
> 10,000 employees6%

The Types Of Companies Child Care Worker Work In

Employees with the Child Care Worker job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most Child Care Workers prefer to work at Private companies over Education companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Child Care Worker Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education17%
Public8%
Private67%
Government7%

Top Industries Hiring Child Care Workers

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ Child Care Workers. Those industries include Non Profits, Health Care and Professional.

Non Profits

Health Care

Professional

Education

Finance

Child Care Worker Turnover And Employment Statistics

Child Care Worker Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of Child Care Workers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Child Care Worker Unemployment Rate By Year

YearChild Care Worker Unemployment Rate
201010.35%
201111.13%
201210.51%
20139.62%
20149.07%
20157.51%
20166.86%
20176.65%
20186.02%
20195.45%

The Average Number of Years That Child Care Worker Stay in a Job

By looking over 27,851 Child Care Workers resumes, we figured out that the average Child Care Worker enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 34%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Child Care Worker Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year29%
1-2 years34%
3-4 years14%
5-7 years13%
8-10 years4%
11+ years5%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Child Care Workers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to Child Care Workers.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Child Care Worker4.74%
Guardian Family Member6.19%43,432
Summer Worker8.62%45,784
Research Subject9.75%46,564
Class Instructor10.02%53,237
Kennel Worker10.47%38,952
Dormitory Counselor11.45%33,456

Child Care Worker LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Guardian Family Member6.19%43,432
Summer Worker8.62%45,784
Research Subject9.75%46,564
Class Instructor10.02%53,237
Kennel Worker10.47%38,952
Dormitory Counselor11.45%33,456

Foreign Languages Spoken By Child Care Workers

The most common foreign language among Child Care Workers is Spanish at 73.8%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 6.7% and Portuguese is the third-most popular at 2.3%.

  • Spanish, 73.8%
  • French, 6.7%
  • Portuguese, 2.3%
  • German, 2.2%
  • Japanese, 2.2%
  • Other, 12.8%

Child Care Worker Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish73.8%
French6.7%
Portuguese2.3%
German2.2%
Japanese2.2%
Other12.8%

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Child Care Worker Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a Child Care Worker can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of Child Care Workers is $30,569. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Child Care Workers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where Child Care Workers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Child Care Workers Located?

By looking through more than 27,851 resumes, we found that the most popular places for Child Care Workers are NY, New York and PA, Philadelphia.

Number of Child Care Workers

Where Are Child Care Workers In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country Child Care Workers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Child Care Worker Demographics FAQs

What percentage of Child Care Workers are female?

78.0% of child care workers are female in the United States. This is -1.5 percentage points lower than last year. Additionally, the percentage of female child care workers has decreased by -2.1 percentage points since 2010. That means there are a total of 157,507 female child care workers in the U.S. and 44,426 male child care workers in the United States. Note that Zippia's estimate accounts only for the 201,933 people with the specific job title of child care worker and doesn't include grouping similar job titles, or people with potentially similar credentialing.

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