Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

39-9011 Child Care Workers

Attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and child care institutions. Perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play. Exclude "Preschool Teachers" (25-2011) and "Teacher Assistants" (25-9041).

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
595,650 1.0 % $10.07 $20,940 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.37 $8.00 $9.25 $11.49 $14.24
Annual Wage (2) $15,340 $16,640 $19,240 $23,900 $29,620


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Child Day Care Services 244,540 $9.09 $18,900
Elementary and Secondary Schools 143,680 $11.31 $23,530
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 33,990 $9.18 $19,080
Other Residential Care Facilities 32,100 $11.03 $22,940
Civic and Social Organizations 31,230 $9.30 $19,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Home Health Care Services 60 $14.60 $30,370
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 220 $13.72 $28,540
Scientific Research and Development Services 80 $13.25 $27,560
Personal Care Services (8) $13.17 $27,400
Legal Services (8) $12.92 $26,870


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Rhode Island 4,140 $10.83 $22,530 9.029
New York 67,570 $11.56 $24,040 7.962
North Dakota 2,710 $8.38 $17,440 7.660
New Jersey 23,890 $10.92 $22,710 6.204
South Dakota 2,430 $8.80 $18,300 6.176

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
District of Columbia 730 $11.82 $24,590 1.146
Massachusetts 13,400 $11.77 $24,480 4.227
New York 67,570 $11.56 $24,040 7.962
California 58,310 $11.41 $23,730 4.013
Alaska 1,130 $11.38 $23,670 3.673


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Pittsfield, MA 590 $11.91 $24,760 16.938
Muncie, IN 580 $9.32 $19,390 12.659
Iowa City, IA 990 $9.21 $19,150 11.933
Binghamton, NY 1,270 $10.12 $21,050 11.507
Great Falls, MT 410 $8.37 $17,400 11.384

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,950 $15.47 $32,170 2.998
Trenton-Ewing, NJ (8) $12.85 $26,730 (8)
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 6,280 $12.72 $26,450 7.685
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 6,660 $12.56 $26,130 3.952
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 38,870 $12.28 $25,550 7.676


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010