Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

39-9011 Child Care Workers

Attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and child care institutions. Perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play. Exclude "Preschool Teachers" (25-2011) and "Teacher Assistants" (25-9041).

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
532,400 1.4 % $8.68 $18,060 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $5.93 $6.84 $8.15 $10.15 $12.55
Annual Wage (2) $12,330 $14,220 $16,950 $21,110 $26,100

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Child day care services 219,350 $7.74 $16,090
Elementary and secondary schools 108,570 $9.73 $20,230
Other residential care facilities 32,890 $9.97 $20,750
Civic and social organizations 31,670 $7.95 $16,530
Other amusement and recreation industries 29,000 $7.97 $16,580

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
State government (OES designation) (7) $14.29 $29,720
Other hospitals 190 $11.92 $24,790
Furniture stores 50 $10.57 $21,980
Offices of other health practitioners 890 $10.46 $21,760
Office administrative services 260 $10.35 $21,530

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Montana 3,390 $7.93 $16,490 0.829%
New Jersey 26,860 $8.86 $18,430 0.689%
South Dakota 2,210 $7.25 $15,090 0.596%
Rhode Island 2,760 $9.72 $20,210 0.575%
Vermont 1,670 $9.96 $20,710 0.564%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Massachusetts 12,740 $10.67 $22,200 0.407%
New York (7) $10.50 $21,850 (7)
Connecticut 5,710 $10.48 $21,800 0.348%
Maryland 7,410 $10.06 $20,920 0.299%
California 43,610 $10.05 $20,910 0.299%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Lawrence, KS MSA 790 $8.52 $17,720 1.623%
Dutchess County, NY PMSA 1,470 $10.26 $21,350 1.257%
Great Falls, MT MSA 420 $7.25 $15,070 1.230%
Iowa City, IA MSA 640 $7.66 $15,940 0.972%
Billings, MT MSA 710 $8.39 $17,460 0.963%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 270 $12.46 $25,910 0.136%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 1,970 $11.93 $24,810 0.207%
Waterbury, CT PMSA 290 $11.48 $23,890 0.336%
New York, NY PMSA 32,990 $11.39 $23,690 0.824%
Springfield, MA MSA 1,920 $11.19 $23,270 0.761%

About November 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) Estimate not released.

All Personal Care and Service Occupations

November 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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