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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
561,520 1.2 % $12.27 $25,510 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.65 $9.72 $11.65 $14.05 $17.21
Annual Wage (2) $18,000 $20,210 $24,230 $29,220 $35,800


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 285,130 30.85 $11.56 $24,040
Elementary and Secondary Schools 115,870 1.35 $13.78 $28,660
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 38,570 2.86 $11.29 $23,490
Civic and Social Organizations 27,070 7.01 $11.41 $23,730
Other Residential Care Facilities 18,400 11.30 $13.29 $27,640

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 285,130 30.85 $11.56 $24,040
Other Residential Care Facilities 18,400 11.30 $13.29 $27,640
Civic and Social Organizations 27,070 7.01 $11.41 $23,730
Religious Organizations 7,850 3.90 $13.03 $27,100
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 38,570 2.86 $11.29 $23,490

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 150 0.06 $19.94 $41,470
Performing Arts Companies 40 0.03 $17.86 $37,160
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures (8) (8) $17.10 $35,570
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 100 (7) $16.75 $34,840
Scientific Research and Development Services 140 0.02 $16.60 $34,540


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 55,430 3.19 0.83 $14.52 $30,190
New York 53,290 5.60 1.46 $14.37 $29,880
Texas 51,120 4.11 1.08 $11.11 $23,100
Florida 27,310 3.11 0.81 $11.71 $24,350
Pennsylvania 24,340 4.12 1.08 $11.35 $23,610




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 8,420 8.58 2.24 $11.70 $24,340
North Dakota 3,400 8.05 2.10 $12.20 $25,380
Montana 3,360 7.19 1.88 $11.30 $23,510
South Dakota 2,520 5.92 1.55 $10.55 $21,940
Kentucky 11,160 5.88 1.54 $10.65 $22,160




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 1,740 2.40 0.63 $16.41 $34,140
Washington 6,840 2.06 0.54 $15.09 $31,380
Massachusetts 13,990 3.87 1.01 $15.04 $31,280
Vermont 1,460 4.76 1.24 $14.85 $30,880
Colorado 10,110 3.78 0.99 $14.56 $30,280





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 51,960 5.38 1.41 $14.45 $30,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 18,490 2.96 0.78 $13.79 $28,670
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 14,980 4.10 1.07 $11.48 $23,880
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 12,830 2.74 0.72 $12.40 $25,800
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 11,490 4.00 1.05 $12.01 $24,980
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 11,200 3.67 0.96 $11.97 $24,890
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 10,910 3.43 0.90 $14.20 $29,530
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 10,430 3.80 0.99 $10.71 $22,270
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 10,390 3.93 1.03 $12.12 $25,200
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 10,250 3.66 0.96 $14.99 $31,180