Childcare workers

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Total Workforce

964k

Average Age

36.4

Estimated Job Growth

6.93%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$15,093

Average Male Salary

$15,707

Average Female Salary

$15,037

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Childcare workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Child day care services is the industry that employs the most Childcare workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Childcare workers, by average wage, is Nursing Care Facilities. Childcare workers are paid most in Coatesville City PUMA, PA but are relatively concentrated in Philadelphia City (Near Northeast-East) PUMA, PA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$15,093

AVERAGE SALARY

± $429

In 2017, Childcare workers earned an average of $15,093, $36,972 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Tour & travel guides make somewhat more than Childcare workers while Residential advisors make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Childcare workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.445

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Childcare workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.445, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Childcare workers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Childcare workers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Childcare workers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Childcare workers, by number of employees, are Child day care services, Elementary & secondary schools, and Private households.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Childcare workers, by average wage, are Nursing Care Facilities, National security & international affairs, and Justice, public order, & safety activities .

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Industries by Share

964k

2017 Workforce

± 24,028

0.608%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 3.51%

The number of people employed as Childcare workers has been growing at a rate of 0.608%, from 958,306 people in 2016 to 964,136 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Childcare workers employed by various industries. Child day care services employs the largest share of Childcare workers at  52%, followed by Elementary & secondary schools with 17.1% and Private households with 13.5%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Childcare workers in the US. The average age of male Childcare workers in the workforce is 31.8 and of female Childcare workers is 36.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Childcare workers is White.

Gender Composition

80.1k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 6,948

884k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 23,014

91.7% of Childcare workers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Childcare workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Childcare workers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

68.4% of Childcare workers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 17.3% of Childcare workers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Childcare workers.

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Age by Gender

31.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.32

36.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.423

The median age of Childcare workers is 36.4, and Male employees are generally 5.03 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Childcare workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Childcare workers is Education but a relatively high number of Childcare workers hold a major in Human Sciences.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Childcare workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Childcare workers need many skills, but most especially Monitoring, Social Perceptiveness, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Childcare workers need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Learning Strategies, and Social Perceptiveness.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Childcare workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Childcare workers are expected to see a growth of 6.93% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

6.93%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Childcare workers. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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