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 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th 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 $31,710. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $21,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,190. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 84% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of childcare workers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of childcare workers in 15 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. 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 $26,430. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $19,890).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|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 $17,780 to $26,700. The highest paying state for childcare workers is New York with a median annual salary of $26,700. The lowest paying state is Virgin Islands with a median annual salary of $17,780. 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 Dakota|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |