Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

39-9011 Childcare Workers

Attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and childcare institutions. Perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play. Excludes "Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education" (25-2011) and "Teacher Assistants" (25-9041).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
573,440 1.1 % $10.72 $22,310 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.12 $8.79 $9.77 $11.89 $14.78
Annual Wage (2) $16,900 $18,290 $20,320 $24,730 $30,750


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Child Day Care Services 285,260 34.26 $9.99 $20,780
Elementary and Secondary Schools 117,870 1.41 $12.01 $24,990
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 38,850 3.27 $10.15 $21,110
Civic and Social Organizations 28,170 7.27 $10.08 $20,970
Other Residential Care Facilities 19,170 11.75 $11.98 $24,920

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Child Day Care Services 285,260 34.26 $9.99 $20,780
Other Residential Care Facilities 19,170 11.75 $11.98 $24,920
Civic and Social Organizations 28,170 7.27 $10.08 $20,970
Religious Organizations 7,360 3.89 $11.51 $23,930
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 38,850 3.27 $10.15 $21,110

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 370 0.16 $18.47 $38,410
State Government (OES Designation) 320 0.01 $15.58 $32,410
Other Personal Services (8) (8) $14.37 $29,880
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (8) (8) $13.93 $28,980
Lessors of Real Estate 60 0.01 $13.29 $27,650


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 59,690 3.85 0.93 $12.52 $26,050
Texas 56,950 4.92 1.18 $9.73 $20,240
New York 42,520 4.73 1.14 $12.64 $26,280
Florida 33,860 4.27 1.03 $10.20 $21,210
North Carolina 24,570 5.96 1.43 $10.09 $20,980



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 2,420 7.40 1.78 $12.32 $25,640
Arkansas 8,190 6.96 1.67 $9.01 $18,740
Kentucky 12,670 6.89 1.66 $9.71 $20,200
Nebraska 6,450 6.76 1.63 $9.89 $20,580
North Dakota 2,840 6.35 1.53 $9.88 $20,550



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,420 2.10 0.51 $12.93 $26,900
Massachusetts 12,320 3.63 0.87 $12.66 $26,330
New York 42,520 4.73 1.14 $12.64 $26,280
California 59,690 3.85 0.93 $12.52 $26,050
Alaska 2,420 7.40 1.78 $12.32 $25,640




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 31,020 4.79 1.15 $12.97 $26,970
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 15,010 6.05 1.45 $10.27 $21,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 14,230 3.47 0.83 $12.06 $25,080
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 13,510 4.61 1.11 $9.65 $20,080
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 10,510 4.51 1.09 $10.20 $21,220
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,870 4.08 0.98 $12.10 $25,170
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 9,230 2.59 0.62 $11.59 $24,100
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 6,990 6.27 1.51 $10.70 $22,260
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6,960 3.70 0.89 $11.60 $24,130
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 6,340 4.84 1.16 $12.77 $26,570