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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
569,370 1.0 % $11.02 $22,930 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.26 $8.98 $10.18 $12.25 $15.25
Annual Wage (2) $17,190 $18,680 $21,170 $25,490 $31,710


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 286,540 33.32 $10.26 $21,340
Elementary and Secondary Schools 119,850 1.42 $12.49 $25,980
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 40,250 3.26 $10.39 $21,620
Civic and Social Organizations 27,040 7.05 $10.38 $21,600
Other Residential Care Facilities 19,370 11.98 $12.24 $25,460

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 286,540 33.32 $10.26 $21,340
Other Residential Care Facilities 19,370 11.98 $12.24 $25,460
Civic and Social Organizations 27,040 7.05 $10.38 $21,600
Religious Organizations 6,840 3.57 $11.79 $24,530
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 40,250 3.26 $10.39 $21,620

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 300 0.13 $18.55 $38,570
State Government (OES Designation) 250 0.01 $15.14 $31,490
Personal Care Services 120 0.02 $15.14 $31,490
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (8) (8) $14.46 $30,080
Technical and Trade Schools 150 0.11 $13.98 $29,080


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 58,510 3.66 0.90 $13.06 $27,170
Texas 56,660 4.82 1.19 $9.95 $20,700
New York 36,510 4.01 0.99 $13.26 $27,580
Florida 35,760 4.35 1.07 $10.39 $21,610
Pennsylvania 22,040 3.83 0.95 $10.25 $21,320




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)
Nebraska 7,910 8.17 2.02 $10.65 $22,140
Alaska 2,500 7.71 1.90 $12.85 $26,720
Wyoming 1,850 6.68 1.65 $11.36 $23,630
North Dakota 2,790 6.57 1.62 $10.66 $22,170
Kentucky 12,220 6.54 1.61 $9.70 $20,180




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 1,750 2.49 0.61 $14.16 $29,450
Massachusetts 12,560 3.63 0.90 $13.27 $27,610
New York 36,510 4.01 0.99 $13.26 $27,580
California 58,510 3.66 0.90 $13.06 $27,170
Alaska 2,500 7.71 1.90 $12.85 $26,720





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 27,210 4.13 1.02 $13.67 $28,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 16,110 3.82 0.94 $12.65 $26,310
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 13,050 5.11 1.26 $10.25 $21,320
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 12,890 4.39 1.08 $9.75 $20,280
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 9,960 4.10 1.01 $10.74 $22,330
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 9,680 2.66 0.66 $11.72 $24,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,320 3.74 0.92 $12.93 $26,900
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,490 3.92 0.97 $11.82 $24,590
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 6,320 3.27 0.81 $10.70 $22,250
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 6,250 5.55 1.37 $10.67 $22,200