Childcare worker earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Childcare worker salary by state

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

How do childcare worker salaries compare to similar careers?

Childcare workers earn 16% less than similar careers in Iowa. On average, they make less than graduate teaching assistants.

Career Median Salary
Graduate teaching assistant salary $29K
Preschool teacher salary $25K
Library assistant salary $22K
Teacher assistant salary $22K
Nanny salary $20K
Childcare worker salary $20K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)