Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Occupational Employment Statistics
PRINT:Print
OES OES Program Links

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