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Childcare Workers in Colorado

Want to work in Colorado as a Childcare Worker? Read this first!

27.1% Jobs Projection
$26,880 Median Salary
2,630 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Childcare Workers Work in Colorado?

8,620 people worked as Childcare Workers in 2018 in this state.

There were 8,200 Childcare Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 420 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Colorado

Jobs for Childcare Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 27.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.9%.


Colorado Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 2,630 annual job openings, and 17,850 total jobs in 2026 for Childcare Workers in this state.

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

What do Childcare Workers Make in Colorado?

In 2018 wages for Childcare Workers ranged from $21,240 to $39,390 with $26,880 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.21 to $18.94. The median hourly rate was $12.92.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $12.6 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.32.

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


Top Colorado 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
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 5,860 $27,330
Boulder, CO 700 $28,340
Fort Collins, CO 280 $26,650
Grand Junction, CO 170 $24,220
Pueblo, CO 130 $25,030
Greeley, CO 110 $23,200

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


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