Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
597,900 1.0 % $10.33 $21,490 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.90 $8.50 $9.42 $11.57 $14.31
Annual Wage (2) $16,430 $17,680 $19,600 $24,060 $29,770


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 288,830 35.85 $9.61 $19,980
Elementary and Secondary Schools 125,930 1.52 $11.57 $24,060
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 35,290 3.16 $9.73 $20,250
Civic and Social Organizations 31,480 8.27 $9.63 $20,020
Other Residential Care Facilities 21,680 13.81 $11.42 $23,750

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 288,830 35.85 $9.61 $19,980
Other Residential Care Facilities 21,680 13.81 $11.42 $23,750
Civic and Social Organizations 31,480 8.27 $9.63 $20,020
Religious Organizations 6,990 3.77 $10.71 $22,270
Educational Support Services 5,110 3.42 $12.50 $26,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (8) (8) $16.55 $34,420
State Government (OES Designation) 360 0.02 $15.33 $31,880
Scientific Research and Development Services 160 0.02 $13.13 $27,310
Offices of Dentists (8) (8) $12.93 $26,900
Educational Support Services 5,110 3.42 $12.50 $26,000


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 58,770 6.81 1.51 $11.94 $24,830
Texas 56,160 5.15 1.14 $9.33 $19,410
California 55,600 3.78 0.84 $11.86 $24,680
Florida 34,020 4.56 1.01 $9.86 $20,520
Pennsylvania 25,920 4.61 1.02 $9.84 $20,470




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)
Kentucky 13,820 7.75 1.72 $9.36 $19,480
New York 58,770 6.81 1.51 $11.94 $24,830
South Dakota 2,640 6.54 1.45 $8.84 $18,390
Arkansas 7,210 6.26 1.39 $8.69 $18,060
North Dakota 2,500 5.92 1.31 $8.92 $18,560




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 1,290 1.93 0.43 $16.04 $33,360
Massachusetts 11,970 3.67 0.81 $12.47 $25,950
New York 58,770 6.81 1.51 $11.94 $24,830
California 55,600 3.78 0.84 $11.86 $24,680
Vermont 1,270 4.26 0.95 $11.56 $24,050





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 35,310 6.73 1.49 $12.45 $25,890
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 14,670 5.32 1.18 $9.20 $19,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 14,050 3.53 0.78 $11.68 $24,290
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 13,810 5.99 1.33 $10.35 $21,530
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 11,140 3.01 0.67 $11.28 $23,460
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 10,580 5.75 1.28 $10.16 $21,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 10,070 4.25 0.94 $11.49 $23,900
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 9,760 4.54 1.01 $9.99 $20,780
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 8,750 7.08 1.57 $13.22 $27,490
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,490 4.18 0.93 $10.96 $22,800