Career Attributes

  • $21,531
  • 1,216,600
  • 3.2
  • 6.9%
  • High school diploma
  • Early Childhood Education
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How much does a Childcare Worker make in California?

Average Childcare Worker Yearly Salary in California

Childcare Workers earn an average yearly salary of $24,160. Salaries typically start from $11,300 and go up to $32,700.

Average Childcare Worker Hourly Wage in California

Childcare Workers earn an average hourly wage of $11.62. Hourly wages typically start from $5.43 and go up to $15.72.

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

Learn more about the Childcare Worker job market for salaries of real jobs in your area. Alternatively, see what Childcare Workers earn in other states.

Employment Type Mix

34%
Full-Time
66%
Part-Time

Source: CareerExplorer user data. View more Childcare Worker demographics

Salary Satisfaction

2.7
SCORE
4550
RATINGS
Childcare Workers average a score of 2.7 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Childcare Workers in the 18th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: CareerExplorer user data. View more Childcare Worker satisfaction

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Childcare Worker Earnings by Seniority

Top End Childcare Worker Earnings

The highest earning Childcare Workers in California earn:

$15.72
an hour
$32,700
per year
Senior Childcare Worker Earnings

Senior Childcare Workers in California earn:

$13.00
an hour
$27,040
per year
Experienced Childcare Worker Earnings

Experienced Childcare Workers in California earn:

$12.00
an hour
$24,960
per year
Junior Childcare Worker Earnings

Junior Childcare Workers in California earn:

$10.00
an hour
$20,800
per year
Starting Childcare Worker Earnings

Starting Childcare Workers in California earn:

$5.43
an hour
$11,300
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Childcare Worker Salary Comparison

Childcare Workers earn more than 6% percent of similar careers in California.

Graduate Teaching Assistant Salary $33k
Nanny Salary $29k
Library Assistant Salary $28k
Teacher Assistant Salary $26k
Preschool Teacher Salary $25k
Childcare Worker Salary $24k
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

Career Attributes

  • $21,531
  • 1,216,600
  • 3.2
  • 6.9%
  • High school diploma
  • Early Childhood Education
More Attributes