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Working as a Playground Aide

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a playground aide. For example, did you know that they make an average of $11.64 an hour? That's $24,201 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 2% and produce 27,700 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Playground Aide Do

There are certain skills that many playground aides have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed instructional skills, patience and interpersonal skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a playground aide, we found that a lot of resumes listed 33.1% of playground aides included playground equipment, while 23.3% of resumes included safety rules, and 15.1% of resumes included staff members. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

How To Become a Playground Aide

If you're interested in becoming a playground aide, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 33.3% of playground aides have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 0.0% of playground aides have master's degrees. Even though some playground aides have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a playground aide. When we researched the most common majors for a playground aide, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or bachelor's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on playground aide resumes include associate degree degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a playground aide. In fact, many playground aide jobs require experience in a role such as cashier. Meanwhile, many playground aides also have previous career experience in roles such as sales associate or customer service representative.

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Average Salary$24,201
Job Growth Rate2%

Playground Aide Career Paths

Top Careers Before Playground Aide

Cashier
19.9 %

Top Careers After Playground Aide

Cashier
15.5 %
Aide
8.1 %

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Average Salary for a Playground Aide

Playground Aides in America make an average salary of $24,201 per year or $12 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $34,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $16,000 per year.
Average Salary
$24,201

Best Paying Cities

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Playground Aide
Playground Aide
Prescott Unified School District
Prescott Unified School District
01/21/2021
01/21/2021
$25,04401/21/2021
$25,044
Belgrade Public Schools-Lunchroom/Playground Aide
Belgrade Public Schools-Lunchroom/Playground Aide
Belgrade Public Schools
Belgrade Public Schools
01/08/2021
01/08/2021
$22,14301/08/2021
$22,143
Playground Aide/Gate Greeter, Sierra Vista High School (Employees Only)
Playground Aide/Gate Greeter, Sierra Vista High School (Employees Only)
Baldwin Park Unified School District
Baldwin Park Unified School District
12/18/2020
12/18/2020
$29,21812/18/2020
$29,218
Temporary Playground Aide
Temporary Playground Aide
Salida Union School District
Salida Union School District
12/09/2020
12/09/2020
$27,88212/09/2020
$27,882
Playground Aide
Playground Aide
Prescott Unified School District
Prescott Unified School District
09/20/2020
09/20/2020
$25,04409/20/2020
$25,044

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Playground Aide Demographics

Gender

female

74.6 %

male

18.5 %

unknown

6.8 %

Ethnicity

White

62.0 %

Hispanic or Latino

21.1 %

Black or African American

7.6 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

German

33.3 %

Japanese

33.3 %

Spanish

33.3 %
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Playground Aide Education

Majors

Business
10.2 %

Degrees

High School Diploma

34.2 %

Bachelors

33.3 %

Associate

16.7 %

Top Colleges for Playground Aides

1. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL • Private

In-State Tuition
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

2. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA • Private

In-State Tuition
$56,225
Enrollment
19,548

3. California State University - Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA • Public

In-State Tuition
$7,309
Enrollment
9,142

4. SUNY at Binghamton

Vestal, NY • Public

In-State Tuition
$9,808
Enrollment
13,990

5. San Diego State University

San Diego, CA • Public

In-State Tuition
$7,488
Enrollment
30,018

6. Boston University

Boston, MA • Private

In-State Tuition
$53,948
Enrollment
17,238

7. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN • Public

In-State Tuition
$14,760
Enrollment
31,451

8. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL • Public

In-State Tuition
$15,094
Enrollment
32,974

9. Howard University

Washington, DC • Private

In-State Tuition
$26,756
Enrollment
6,166

10. Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC • Public

In-State Tuition
$3,926
Enrollment
9,835
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Top Skills For a Playground Aide

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 33.1% of playground aides listed playground equipment on their resume, but soft skills such as instructional skills and patience are important as well.

  • Playground Equipment, 33.1%
  • Safety Rules, 23.3%
  • Staff Members, 15.1%
  • Lunch Periods, 8.1%
  • AGE Groups, 7.9%
  • Other Skills, 12.5%
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Top Playground Aide Employers

1. Abilene Police Department
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$26,134
Playground Aides Hired: 
7+
2. CityofBeverlyHills
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$25,427
Playground Aides Hired: 
5+
3. City of Little Rock
3.3
Avg. Salary: 
$24,020
Playground Aides Hired: 
4+
4. City of Dothan
3.6
Avg. Salary: 
$22,756
Playground Aides Hired: 
4+
5. Salida Union School District
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$28,505
Playground Aides Hired: 
3+
6. St. Charles' Schools
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$47,498
Playground Aides Hired: 
2+
Updated October 2, 2020