ERIC Number: ED418801
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Current Data on Child Care Salaries and Benefits in the United States.
Center for the Child Care Workforce, Washington, DC.
This report presents the most recent salary and benefits data available for the U.S. child care workforce. Data for average wages for preschool teachers and child care workers are presented for each state. A graph comparing median hourly wages between child care jobs and other occupations is also included. Appendix 1 of the report presents: compensation and turnover data collected in various states during or after 1995; description of the average wages of teachers and assistant teachers as documented in recent studies; and data about the health benefits which child care centers offer teaching staff, in either fully-paid or partially-paid insurance plans. Appendix 2 contains a resource list of studies conducted prior to 1995 in those states which have not updated their data recently. This compendium points to the need for more consistent, reliable and comprehensive data collection about the child care work force, particularly in terms of differentiating for-profit and non-profit centers, infant and school-age programs, or licensed and unlicensed family child care. (JPB)
Descriptors: Child Care Occupations, Child Caregivers, Compensation (Remuneration), Day Care, Fringe Benefits, Health Insurance, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Salary Wage Differentials, Tables (Data), Teacher Salaries, Wages
Center for the Child Care Workforce, 733 15th Street, N.W., Suite 1037, Washington, DC 20005-2112; phone: 202-737-7700; fax: 202-737-0370 ($10, plus $2.50 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Foundation for Child Development, New York, NY.; David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.
Authoring Institution: Center for the Child Care Workforce, Washington, DC.