How Much Does a Day Care Worker Make?


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Day care workers tend to children in a formal center. The average annual salary for a day care worker was $21,490 as of May 2013, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The level of education required and duties performed affect the rate.

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Day care workers in Washington, DC, earned the highest rate among all the states, with an average annual pay of $33,360, according to the BLS. Massachusetts was next at $25,950 per year, followed by New York, California and Vermont, all of which had average salaries above $24,000. At the top end, 10 percent of workers made at or above $29,770 per year.

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