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11.8% Jobs Projection
$30,880 Median Salary
580 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Childcare Workers in District of Columbia is growing faster than average.

  • Childcare Workers in District of Columbia earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Childcare Workers Work in District of Columbia?

There were approximately 2,310 workers employed as Childcare Workers in this state in 2018.

There were 2,030 Childcare Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 280 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 7,890 Childcare Workers working in it, which means District of Columbia has fewer Childcare Workers than average.


Job Projections for District of Columbia

Jobs for Childcare Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 11.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.9%.


District of Columbia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 580 annual job openings, and a total of 3,980 jobs for District of Columbia Childcare Workers in 2026.

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

What do Childcare Workers Make in District of Columbia?

In 2018 wages for Childcare Workers ranged from $26,570 to $43,140 with $30,880 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.77 to $20.74. The median hourly rate was $14.84.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $14.33 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.51.

The median salary in District of Columbia is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top District of Columbia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 12,330 $28,550

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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