What Was the Average Salary for a Childcare Worker in the United States in 2014?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, childcare workers across the United States averaged an hourly wage of $10.44 and an average yearly income of $21,710 in 2014. The lowest reported hourly wage was $7.97, while the highest reported hourly wage was $14.46.

A majority of those reporting to the Bureau of Labor Statistics work in various childcare services such as day care facilities and preschools.

The majority of states that had the highest employment numbers for individuals in the childcare industry were found in the southeast and northeast regions of the United States. However, the highest wages for childcare workers were found in the western region of the United States.