Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for child daycare 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 254,325 child daycare workers currently employed in the United States.
- 88.7% of all child daycare workers are women, while 11.3% are men.
- The average age of an employed child daycare worker is 37 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of child daycare workers is White (61.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (15.4%), Black or African American (9.8%) and Asian (6.3%).
- In 2021, women earned 97% of what men earned.
- 4% of all child daycare workers are LGBT.
- Child daycare workers are 51% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to education companies.
Child Daycare Worker Statistics By Gender
88.7% of child daycare workers are women and 11.3% of child daycare workers are men.
- Female, 88.7%
- Male, 11.3%
Child Daycare Workers By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Child Daycare Worker
Women Earn 97¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Child Daycare Worker Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the child daycare worker position over time.
Child Daycare Worker Gender By Year
Child Daycare 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.
|Infant Childcare Provider||3%||97%|
|Child Daycare Worker||11%||89%|
Child Daycare Worker Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among child daycare workers is White, which makes up 61.7% of all child daycare workers. Comparatively, there are 15.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.8% of the Black or African American ethnicity.
- White, 61.7%
- Hispanic or Latino, 15.4%
- Black or African American, 9.8%
- Asian, 6.3%
- Unknown, 5.9%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.9%
Child Daycare Worker Race
|Child Daycare Worker Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||15.4%|
|Black or African American||9.8%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.9%|
Child Daycare 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 daycare workers.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Child Daycare Worker Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Child Daycare Worker Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$30,201|
|Hispanic or Latino||$29,462|
Average Age of a Child Daycare Worker
We determined the average age of child daycare workers based on ethnicity and gender.
Child Daycare Worker Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||38||37|
|Hispanic or Latino||32||37|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||36.5|
Child Daycare Worker Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of child daycare worker employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of child daycare workers is 40+ years old, which represents 41% of the population.
Child Daycare Worker Age
|Child Daycare Worker Years||Percentages|
Types of Child Daycare Worker Degree Levels
The most common degree for child daycare workers is high school diploma 42% of child daycare workers earn that degree. A close second is bachelor's degree with 27% and rounding it off is associate degree with 17%.
- High School Diploma, 42%
- Bachelors, 27%
- Associate, 17%
- Diploma, 7%
- Other Degrees, 7%
Child Daycare Workers By Education
|Child Daycare Worker Degree||Percentages|
|High School Diploma||42%|
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Child Daycare Worker Wage Gap By Education
|High School Diploma or Less||$26,644|
|Some College/ Associate Degree||$28,401|
Child Daycare Worker Employment Statistics
This section highlights information about where child daycare workers work. We found most child daycare workers work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most child daycare workers is the education industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire child daycare workers.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Child Daycare Worker Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||14%|
|50 - 100 employees||39%|
|100 - 500 employees||23%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||6%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||14%|
|> 10,000 employees||5%|
The Types Of Companies Child Daycare Worker Work In
Employees with the child daycare worker job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most child daycare workers prefer to work at private companies over education companies.
Child Daycare Worker Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Child Daycare Workers
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ child daycare workers. Those industries include education, non profits and health care.
Child Daycare Worker Industry Statistics
Child Daycare Worker Turnover And Employment Statistics
Child Daycare 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 daycare workers changed.
- Unemployment rate
Child Daycare Worker Unemployment Rate By Year
|Year||Child Daycare Worker Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That Child Daycare Worker Stay in a Job
By looking over 5,484 child daycare workers resumes, we figured out that the average child daycare worker enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 40%.
Less than one year
Child Daycare Worker Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||40%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Child Daycare 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 daycare workers.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Child Daycare Worker||4.43%||-|
|Direct Care Staffer||6.73%||117,658|
Child Daycare Worker LGBT Demographics
|Profession||Percentages of LGBT||Job Openings|
|Direct Care Staffer||6.73%||117,658|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Child Daycare Workers
The most common foreign language among child daycare workers is Spanish at 69.0%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 8.0% and Russian is the third-most popular at 3.4%.
- Spanish, 69.0%
- French, 8.0%
- Russian, 3.4%
- Japanese, 2.3%
- Swahili, 1.1%
- Other, 16.2%
Child Daycare Worker Languages Spoken