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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
562,420 1.1 % $11.42 $23,760 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.41 $9.22 $10.72 $12.79 $15.76
Annual Wage (2) $17,490 $19,180 $22,290 $26,610 $32,780


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 275,200 31.20 $10.67 $22,190
Elementary and Secondary Schools 123,610 1.46 $12.86 $26,750
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 39,560 3.11 $10.63 $22,110
Civic and Social Organizations 27,490 7.09 $10.80 $22,470
Other Residential Care Facilities 19,900 12.19 $12.35 $25,690

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 275,200 31.20 $10.67 $22,190
Other Residential Care Facilities 19,900 12.19 $12.35 $25,690
Civic and Social Organizations 27,490 7.09 $10.80 $22,470
Religious Organizations 6,930 3.58 $12.05 $25,050
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 39,560 3.11 $10.63 $22,110

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 130 0.05 $19.01 $39,540
Personal Care Services 150 0.02 $15.96 $33,190
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 320 0.01 $14.31 $29,770
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 150 0.06 $13.95 $29,020
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 140 0.01 $13.95 $29,020


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 58,630 3.51 0.89 $13.30 $27,670
Texas 50,090 4.21 1.07 $10.37 $21,570
New York 40,280 4.37 1.11 $13.35 $27,770
Florida 34,190 4.06 1.03 $10.73 $22,330
Pennsylvania 23,740 4.11 1.04 $10.55 $21,940




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 8,520 8.78 2.22 $11.05 $22,990
North Dakota 3,060 7.35 1.86 $11.07 $23,030
Wyoming 1,800 6.71 1.70 $11.62 $24,170
Kentucky 11,760 6.27 1.59 $9.95 $20,690
Mississippi 7,010 6.26 1.59 $9.10 $18,930




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 2,030 2.86 0.73 $15.54 $32,330
Massachusetts 13,530 3.84 0.97 $13.95 $29,020
Vermont 1,290 4.21 1.07 $13.49 $28,050
Washington 9,080 2.85 0.72 $13.37 $27,800
New York 40,280 4.37 1.11 $13.35 $27,770



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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 28,810 4.30 1.09 $13.84 $28,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 15,750 3.56 0.90 $13.05 $27,150
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 10,060 3.99 1.01 $13.64 $28,360
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 9,840 3.76 0.95 $11.47 $23,860
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 9,820 2.68 0.68 $11.47 $23,850
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 9,720 3.32 0.84 $10.95 $22,770
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 9,170 3.68 0.93 $10.92 $22,710
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 8,630 4.46 1.13 $12.09 $25,140
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 7,390 3.73 0.95 $11.81 $24,570
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 6,630 4.62 1.17 $12.87 $26,780


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Muncie, IN 550 11.88 3.01 $10.03 $20,870
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 1,470 10.51 2.66 $9.40 $19,560
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 5,080 10.43 2.64 $11.26 $23,430
Auburn-Opelika, AL 570 10.02 2.54 $9.35 $19,450
Hammond, LA 430 9.96 2.52 $9.41 $19,570
Iowa City, IA 910 9.87 2.50 $10.49 $21,810
Lincoln, NE 1,700 9.70 2.46 $11.16 $23,220
Fargo, ND-MN 1,290 9.37 2.37 $11.23 $23,360
Bismarck, ND 670 9.22 2.34 $10.90 $22,670
Johnstown, PA 440 9.00 2.28 $8.97 $18,660