ERIC Number: ED254341
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Salaries and Compensations of Child Care Workers in Hawaii County, State of Hawaii.
The purpose of this study was to gather information regarding salaries and fringe benefits received by child care center personnel in Hawaii County, Hawaii. All 42 centers licensed by the Department of Social Services and Housing were surveyed. Directors from 38 centers responded to a two-page questionnaire. The information collected revealed a field with many educated personnel receiving low salaries, few benefits, and little opportunity for salary increase. Although half of the personnel had 2 or 4 years of postsecondary education, salaries began as low as the minimum wage for directors, teachers, and aide positions. Nonprofit programs generally paid higher salaries than those centers seeking profits. Over half of the centers provided some health coverage, paid sick leave, breaks, holidays, preparation time, written job descriptions, inservice training, and allowances for outside classes. Few centers provided paid maternity or personal leave, paid vacations, or a retirement plan. The study also revealed a high staff turnover rate (19.3 percent). Appended are sample questionnaires used for salary studies, the salary and benefits survey questionnaire, suggested questionnaire modifications, and a discussion of strategies to raise compensations for child care workers. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Administrators, Child Caregivers, Comparative Analysis, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Federal Programs, Fringe Benefits, Nonprofit Organizations, Occupational Information, Professional Recognition, Proprietary Schools, Questionnaires, School Aides, School Surveys, Teacher Salaries, Work Environment
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Hawaii (Hawaii County); Head Teachers
Note: Master's Thesis, University of Hawaii.