Childcare workers

Add Comparison
2019 Workforce
826k
Average Age
36.2
Estimated Job Growth
1.7%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$16,443
Average Male Salary
$16,705
Average Female Salary
$16,421

About

Childcare workers are most often employed by the Child day care services industry. The average yearly wage for Childcare workers was $16,443 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Childcare workers by wage are Food preparation workers, Residential advisors, and Tour & travel guides.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Childcare workers are Norman, Oklahoma City (South) & Moore Cities PUMA, OK, Providence City PUMA, RI, and Hamilton Heights, Manhattanville & West Harlem PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Childcare workers are Topeka City PUMA, KS, Hamilton Heights, Manhattanville & West Harlem PUMA, NY, and Providence City PUMA, RI.

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 Offices of physicians. Childcare workers are paid most in Boone & Hamilton (Northwest) Counties PUMA, IN but are relatively concentrated in Topeka City PUMA, KS.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$16,443
AVERAGE SALARY
± $540

In 2019, Childcare workers earned an average of $16,443, $39,081 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

0.452
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Childcare workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.452, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Childcare workers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

View Data
Save Image

Wage by Location

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Spatial Concentration

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Industries by Share

826k
2019 Workforce
± 22,246
−16%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 4.35%

The number of people employed as Childcare workers has been declining at a rate of −16%, from 982,945 people in 2018 to 825,516 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Childcare workers employed by various industries. Child day care services employs the largest share of Childcare workers at  50.4%, followed by Elementary & secondary schools with 17% and Private households with 16.1%.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

Demographic information on Childcare workers in the US. The average age of male Childcare workers in the workforce is 32.7 and of female Childcare workers is 36.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Childcare workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

62.5k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 6,137
763k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 21,392

92.4% of Childcare workers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Childcare workers.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Childcare workers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

53.8% of Childcare workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 15.7% of Childcare workers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Childcare workers.

View Data
Save Image

Age by Gender

32.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.6
36.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.46

The median age of Childcare workers is 36.2, and Male employees are generally 3.78 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.
MOST COMMON MAJORS
MOST SPECIALIZED MAJORS
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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 Service Orientation. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Childcare workers need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Social Perceptiveness, and Persuasion.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Bar Chart

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Projections

Projections on job growth for Childcare Workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Childcare Workers are expected to see a growth of 1.7% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

1.7%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Childcare Workers. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

View Data
Save Image