Childcare worker earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Childcare worker salary by state

State Name Average Salary
District of Columbia $30,880
Massachusetts $27,680
Washington $27,270
Vermont $27,600
New York $26,780
Colorado $26,880
Hawaii $27,721
Rhode Island $25,280
New Jersey $26,450
Oregon $24,680
Maryland $25,895
Minnesota $26,128
Alaska $25,953
California $25,704
Connecticut $25,519
North Dakota $23,450
Maine $24,030
Illinois $24,250
New Hampshire $23,940
Wyoming $23,940
North Carolina $24,004
Virginia $22,210
Missouri $23,490
Arizona $23,930
Nebraska $22,510
Florida $23,416
Virgin Islands $20,190
Pennsylvania $22,920
Utah $22,420
Texas $22,336
Ohio $20,820
Kansas $22,308
Wisconsin $21,300
Georgia $21,810
Montana $21,140
Delaware $20,560
Nevada $21,320
Kentucky $21,540
New Mexico $19,730
Tennessee $21,270
Michigan $21,493
West Virginia $20,180
South Dakota $20,230
South Carolina $19,570
Oklahoma $20,440
Indiana $20,275
Iowa $19,766
Louisiana $18,790
Arkansas $19,640
Mississippi $18,560
Alabama $18,770
Guam $18,920
Puerto Rico $18,010
Idaho $17,500

How do childcare worker salaries compare to similar careers?

Childcare workers earn 19% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than graduate teaching assistants.

Career Median Salary
Graduate teaching assistant salary $33K
Nanny salary $26K
Preschool teacher salary $25K
Library assistant salary $24K
Teacher assistant salary $24K
Childcare worker salary $22K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)