Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
582,970 1.0 % $10.44 $21,710 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.97 $8.56 $9.48 $11.64 $14.46
Annual Wage (2) $16,570 $17,800 $19,730 $24,210 $30,080


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 291,260 35.80 $9.74 $20,270
Elementary and Secondary Schools 119,820 1.44 $11.71 $24,350
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 37,900 3.28 $9.77 $20,320
Civic and Social Organizations 28,950 7.53 $9.76 $20,310
Individual and Family Services 20,570 1.39 $10.66 $22,170

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 291,260 35.80 $9.74 $20,270
Other Residential Care Facilities 18,800 12.11 $11.66 $24,250
Civic and Social Organizations 28,950 7.53 $9.76 $20,310
Religious Organizations 7,290 3.87 $10.95 $22,780
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 37,900 3.28 $9.77 $20,320

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 (8) (8) $17.82 $37,060
State Government (OES Designation) 320 0.01 $15.05 $31,300
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (8) (8) $13.76 $28,620
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (8) (8) $13.36 $27,790
School and Employee Bus Transportation 1,590 0.77 $13.19 $27,430


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)
Texas 60,000 5.34 1.24 $9.49 $19,740
California 56,870 3.76 0.87 $11.93 $24,810
New York 50,640 5.75 1.33 $12.37 $25,730
Florida 33,320 4.35 1.01 $9.99 $20,790
North Carolina 24,190 6.00 1.39 $9.87 $20,520



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)
Kentucky 13,050 7.22 1.67 $9.51 $19,780
Arkansas 7,850 6.77 1.57 $8.70 $18,090
Nebraska 6,240 6.62 1.53 $9.29 $19,330
South Dakota 2,530 6.19 1.43 $9.05 $18,820
North Dakota 2,670 6.05 1.40 $9.71 $20,190



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 1,480 2.19 0.51 $12.73 $26,470
Massachusetts 12,090 3.64 0.84 $12.45 $25,890
New York 50,640 5.75 1.33 $12.37 $25,730
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $12.06 $25,080
California 56,870 3.76 0.87 $11.93 $24,810




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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 31,920 5.92 1.37 $12.85 $26,730
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 16,930 5.95 1.38 $9.30 $19,350
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 15,880 6.65 1.54 $10.26 $21,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 13,650 3.37 0.78 $11.06 $23,000
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 11,120 4.97 1.15 $10.17 $21,140
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,790 4.11 0.95 $11.28 $23,470
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 9,260 4.97 1.15 $10.22 $21,260
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 8,030 4.40 1.02 $11.31 $23,510
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 7,610 6.03 1.40 $13.36 $27,780
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 7,380 1.97 0.46 $11.85 $24,640