Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
611,280 1.0 % $10.15 $21,110 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.65 $8.28 $9.28 $11.46 $14.08
Annual Wage (2) $15,900 $17,210 $19,300 $23,830 $29,280


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 263,060 33.05 $9.30 $19,330
Elementary and Secondary Schools 149,130 1.75 $11.26 $23,420
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 33,360 3.13 $9.28 $19,290
Other Residential Care Facilities 31,750 19.57 $11.00 $22,880
Civic and Social Organizations 29,440 7.59 $9.39 $19,520

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 263,060 33.05 $9.30 $19,330
Other Residential Care Facilities 31,750 19.57 $11.00 $22,880
Civic and Social Organizations 29,440 7.59 $9.39 $19,520
School and Employee Bus Transportation 10,220 5.11 $10.26 $21,340
Educational Support Services 5,700 4.28 $12.24 $25,460

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 190 0.09 $14.33 $29,810
State Government (OES Designation) 420 0.02 $13.63 $28,350
Legal Services 40 (7) $12.97 $26,980
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 70 0.05 $12.84 $26,700
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 270 0.11 $12.81 $26,650


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)
New York 70,290 8.42 1.75 $11.68 $24,300
California 57,100 4.08 0.85 $11.48 $23,870
Texas 49,910 4.95 1.03 $9.05 $18,830
Florida 35,670 5.02 1.04 $9.60 $19,970
Pennsylvania 32,530 5.93 1.23 $9.89 $20,570




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)
New York 70,290 8.42 1.75 $11.68 $24,300
North Dakota 2,580 7.24 1.51 $8.78 $18,260
Rhode Island 3,210 7.17 1.49 $10.55 $21,940
South Dakota 2,590 6.68 1.39 $8.90 $18,510
Iowa 9,400 6.53 1.36 $9.15 $19,030




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 12,340 3.96 0.82 $12.11 $25,180
New York 70,290 8.42 1.75 $11.68 $24,300
Alaska 1,510 4.91 1.02 $11.56 $24,040
California 57,100 4.08 0.85 $11.48 $23,870
Connecticut 7,790 4.88 1.01 $11.31 $23,520

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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 43,200 8.67 1.80 $12.09 $25,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 14,410 3.77 0.79 $11.18 $23,250
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 12,870 5.15 1.07 $8.69 $18,080
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 11,750 6.51 1.35 $10.11 $21,030
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 9,910 4.50 0.94 $9.13 $18,980
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 9,540 2.69 0.56 $11.13 $23,140
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 8,700 3.80 0.79 $11.53 $23,990
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 8,610 7.16 1.49 $12.76 $26,530
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,920 3.95 0.82 $9.77 $20,330
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 6,660 5.84 1.21 $11.50 $23,920




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)
Binghamton, NY 1,450 13.56 2.82 $10.26 $21,350
Sumter, SC 450 13.36 2.78 $8.10 $16,840
Pittsfield, MA 430 12.63 2.63 $12.35 $25,690
Iowa City, IA 1,020 12.37 2.57 $9.40 $19,550
Kingston, NY 690 11.80 2.45 $10.28 $21,380
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 1,450 11.71 2.44 $8.37 $17,410
Clarksville, TN-KY 890 11.55 2.40 $8.79 $18,290
Johnstown, PA 610 11.12 2.31 $9.36 $19,480
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 650 10.93 2.27 $9.87 $20,520
Bismarck, ND 680 10.92 2.27 $8.83 $18,370