Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Childcare Workers in Arizona

Find Schools Near

Childcare Workers in Arizona

Is Arizona a good place for you to work as a Childcare Worker?

18.8% Jobs Projection
$23,930 Median Salary
2,730 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Childcare Workers in Arizona are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Childcare Workers in Arizona is growing faster than average.

  • Childcare Workers in Arizona earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Childcare Workers Work in Arizona?

In Arizona, there were 10,450 people working as Childcare Workers in the year 2018.

There were 9,400 Childcare Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 1,050 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 7,890 Childcare Workers working in it, which means Arizona has more Childcare Workers than average.


Job Projections for Arizona

Jobs for Childcare Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 18.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.9%.


Arizona Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 2,730 annual Childcare Workers job openings in Arizona, and 18,420 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 189,100 annual jobs and 1,300,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Childcare Workers Make in Arizona?

In 2018 wages for Childcare Workers ranged from $21,860 to $30,090 with $23,930 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.51 to $14.47. The median hourly rate was $11.51.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $11.24 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.27.

The median salary in Arizona is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Arizona Metros for Childcare Workers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Childcare Workers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 7,570 $24,250
Tucson, AZ 2,010 $23,080
Prescott, AZ 180 $23,480
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 110 $23,000
Flagstaff, AZ 110 $23,810
Yuma, AZ 80 $21,860

Top States for Childcare Workers Employment

View the list below to see where most Childcare Workers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 60,460 $26,360
New York 47,260 $26,780
Texas 46,890 $20,070
Florida 30,070 $21,870
Pennsylvania 25,370 $21,270
North Carolina 18,830 $21,540
Ohio 18,630 $20,820
New Jersey 18,490 $24,470
Michigan 17,510 $22,150
Illinois 17,440 $22,380
Georgia 14,790 $19,660
Virginia 14,410 $22,210
Massachusetts 13,300 $27,680
Missouri 12,930 $21,550
Minnesota 11,830 $24,150
Kentucky 11,340 $19,840
Arizona 10,450 $23,930
Tennessee 9,660 $19,760
Connecticut 9,490 $25,720
Nebraska 9,090 $22,510

Below are the states where Childcare Workers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $30,880
Massachusetts $27,680
Vermont $27,600
Washington $27,270
Alaska $26,930
Colorado $26,880
New York $26,780
California $26,360
Connecticut $25,720
Rhode Island $25,280


More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited colleges across the U.S.