Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
564,630 1.2 % $11.83 $24,610 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.53 $9.44 $11.17 $13.41 $16.55
Annual Wage (2) $17,750 $19,640 $23,240 $27,900 $34,430


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 280,420 31.09 $11.11 $23,110
Elementary and Secondary Schools 122,510 1.43 $13.33 $27,720
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 38,890 2.97 $11.00 $22,870
Civic and Social Organizations 27,570 7.18 $10.99 $22,850
Other Residential Care Facilities 19,980 12.25 $12.74 $26,500

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 280,420 31.09 $11.11 $23,110
Other Residential Care Facilities 19,980 12.25 $12.74 $26,500
Civic and Social Organizations 27,570 7.18 $10.99 $22,850
Religious Organizations 7,470 3.80 $12.22 $25,410
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 38,890 2.97 $11.00 $22,870

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Performing Arts Companies 30 0.02 $19.59 $40,750
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 150 0.06 $18.56 $38,600
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 340 0.02 $17.62 $36,650
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures (8) (8) $16.43 $34,170
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 120 0.01 $15.10 $31,400


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 60,460 3.55 0.91 $13.77 $28,630
New York 47,260 5.04 1.29 $13.86 $28,820
Texas 46,890 3.87 0.99 $10.65 $22,150
Florida 30,070 3.49 0.90 $11.34 $23,590
Pennsylvania 25,370 4.34 1.11 $11.02 $22,920




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 9,090 9.29 2.38 $11.53 $23,980
North Dakota 2,880 6.91 1.77 $12.11 $25,190
Wyoming 1,800 6.68 1.71 $11.94 $24,840
South Dakota 2,660 6.29 1.61 $10.25 $21,330
Kentucky 11,340 6.00 1.54 $10.36 $21,540




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 2,310 3.25 0.83 $15.92 $33,110
Massachusetts 13,300 3.73 0.95 $14.47 $30,090
Washington 7,890 2.42 0.62 $14.15 $29,430
Vermont 1,480 4.84 1.24 $14.15 $29,430
New York 47,260 5.04 1.29 $13.86 $28,820





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 45,800 4.82 1.24 $13.98 $29,080
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 22,250 3.64 0.93 $13.41 $27,880
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 13,680 4.80 1.23 $11.65 $24,240
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 13,450 2.90 0.74 $11.70 $24,330
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 12,500 3.50 0.90 $10.82 $22,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 12,330 3.93 1.01 $14.14 $29,410
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 11,680 4.51 1.16 $11.73 $24,400
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 10,780 3.61 0.93 $11.46 $23,840
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 10,300 3.73 0.96 $14.45 $30,050
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 8,800 3.28 0.84 $11.01 $22,910