The salary statistics of childcare workers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of childcare workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The childcare workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for childcare workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) childcare workers is $30,080. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $19,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,570. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 81% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
|Year||Average Annual Salary||Growth (%)|
Table 2 shows the salary trend for childcare workers from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 2.23%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 0.46%. We also note that the average annual wage had a very small growth of 0.41% in 2012 and a small growth of 0.67% in 2011.
The average salaries of childcare workers in 16 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for childcare workers occupations is the finance and insurance sector with an annual salary $25,600. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $18,840).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
From the above tables we note that not only childcare workers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of childcare workers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $17,490 to $25,100. The highest paying state for childcare workers is New York with a median annual salary of $25,100. The lowest paying state is Virgin Islands with a median annual salary of $17,490. For more salary information of childcare workers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|New York|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |