Information About Child Care Workers

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Training

Child care workers need short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Child care workers
Training for Child Care Workers
Percent
Less than High School 16.2
High School 36.5
Some College 25.4
Associates Degree 8.4
Bachelors Degree 11.2
Masters Degree 1.8
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.3

Employment

Represents about 1,301,000 people in the United States- 32.4% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 142,000 more child care workers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 523,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, child care workers make $10.25 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Child care workers $7.80 $8.43 $9.34 $11.50 $14.10
Personal care and service occupations $7.91 $8.62 $9.96 $13.00 $18.20
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, child care workers make $21,320 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Child care workers $16,220 $17,530 $19,430 $23,950 $29,510
Personal care and service occupations $16,440 $17,930 $20,730 $27,200 $37,980
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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