Training Requirements for Childcare Workers

Childcare workers need a high school diploma or equivalent and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Childcare workers
Percent
Less than High School 12.6
High School 31.1
Some College 26.9
Associates Degree 10.5
Bachelors Degree 15.4
Masters Degree 2.9
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.6

Employment Outlook for Childcare Workers

This represents about 1,260,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 69,000 more childcare workers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 441,000 more.

Typical Income for Childcare Workers

Hourly Income

On average,childcare workers make $11.02 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Childcare workers $8.26 $8.98 $10.18 $12.25 $15.25
Personal care and service occupations $8.45 $9.29 $10.92 $14.02 $19.47
Other personal care and service workers $8.41 $9.29 $10.83 $13.28 $17.84
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, childcare workers make $22,930 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Childcare workers $17,190 $18,680 $21,170 $25,490 $31,710
Personal care and service occupations $17,590 $19,320 $22,710 $29,170 $40,490
Other personal care and service workers $17,490 $19,320 $22,520 $27,620 $37,100
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

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

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