Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
631,240 1.0 % $10.25 $21,320 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.80 $8.43 $9.34 $11.51 $14.19
Annual Wage (2) $16,220 $17,530 $19,430 $23,950 $29,510


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 286,250 35.58 $9.40 $19,560
Elementary and Secondary Schools 148,580 1.77 $11.49 $23,910
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 33,620 3.16 $9.53 $19,830
Civic and Social Organizations 30,800 7.92 $9.42 $19,600
Other Residential Care Facilities 28,610 18.04 $11.13 $23,150

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 286,250 35.58 $9.40 $19,560
Other Residential Care Facilities 28,610 18.04 $11.13 $23,150
Civic and Social Organizations 30,800 7.92 $9.42 $19,600
School and Employee Bus Transportation 10,480 5.26 $10.53 $21,900
Religious Organizations 8,030 4.37 $10.61 $22,060

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 340 0.02 $15.37 $31,960
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 190 0.09 $14.04 $29,210
Outpatient Care Centers 650 0.11 $13.89 $28,900
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 120 0.09 $13.43 $27,930
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 210 0.09 $13.28 $27,620


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 72,440 8.60 1.75 $11.70 $24,330
California 60,290 4.29 0.87 $11.82 $24,590
Texas 53,860 5.23 1.06 $9.16 $19,050
Florida 35,430 4.95 1.01 $9.69 $20,160
Pennsylvania 32,040 5.77 1.17 $9.98 $20,760




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 72,440 8.60 1.75 $11.70 $24,330
Kentucky 12,500 7.21 1.47 $9.15 $19,030
South Dakota 2,730 6.96 1.41 $8.84 $18,390
Wyoming 1,880 6.91 1.40 $10.98 $22,840
Montana 2,740 6.44 1.31 $8.97 $18,660




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 950 1.47 0.30 $13.77 $28,640
Massachusetts 12,280 3.89 0.79 $12.60 $26,200
California 60,290 4.29 0.87 $11.82 $24,590
Alaska 1,550 4.96 1.01 $11.77 $24,480
Colorado 8,890 4.08 0.83 $11.77 $24,470





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 44,140 8.72 1.77 $12.14 $25,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 16,860 4.41 0.90 $11.96 $24,880
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 14,670 5.75 1.17 $8.77 $18,250
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 12,020 5.39 1.10 $9.41 $19,560
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 11,470 6.32 1.28 $10.29 $21,390
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 11,320 3.16 0.64 $10.94 $22,750
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,940 4.30 0.87 $11.61 $24,140
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 9,730 8.05 1.64 $12.74 $26,510
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 8,590 4.20 0.85 $10.02 $20,840
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 6,580 3.92 0.80 $13.51 $28,110