The average national salary for a qualified child development associate in the US ranges from $25,000 to $37,000, according to PayScale.com. The actual salary varies depending on previous training, location, years of experience and role with the organization.
Child development associates with managerial or supervising roles earn an average of $30,000 to $37,000, based on the PayScale.com data. Pre-school teachers and teacher assistants with a Child Development Associate Certification (CDA) have a median salary average between $20,000 and $26,000. Qualified nannies with a CDA earn from $13 to $15 an hour, based on the national median average. This amounts to an average salary of $28,000 to $30,000 a year.