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Fast Facts for Child Care Workers in Illinois

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Bloomington, Rockford and Springfield
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Chicago, Champaign and Peoria
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Chicago, Rockford and Peoria

Salaries for Child Care Workers in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Chicago, Decatur and Champaign

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More Illinois Child Care Worker Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Moline
Associate
6,311
Galesburg
Associate
2,693
Chicago
Associate
8,633
Chicago
Associate
11,354
Chicago
Associate
6,140
Chicago
Associate
6,031
Chicago
Associate
4,078
Chicago
Associate
9,679
Glen Ellyn
Associate
25,768
Grayslake
Associate
16,010
Danville
Associate
2,832
Elgin
Associate
9,613
Palatine
Associate
15,156
Normal
Associate
4,827
Freeport
Associate
2,049
East Peoria
Associate
11,804
Mount Carmel
Associate
4,206
Oglesby
Associate
4,103
Carterville
Associate
7,559
Quincy
Associate
2,417
Joliet
Associate
13,149
Kankakee
Associate
3,591
Centralia
Associate
5,041
Malta
Associate
4,466
Mattoon
Associate
7,177
Godfrey
Associate
7,875
Springfield
Associate
6,655
Crystal Lake
Associate
5,274
Palos Hills
Associate
15,859
Cicero
Associate
5,057
Des Plaines
Associate
10,805
Champaign
Associate
9,407
Chicago Heights
Associate
5,507
Ina
Associate
4,821
Decatur
Associate
3,274
Rockford
Associate
7,923
Dixon
Associate
2,700
Ullin
Associate
2,176
South Holland
Associate
6,260
Harrisburg
Associate
2,606
Belleville
Associate
13,713
River Grove
Associate
15,658
Sugar Grove
Associate
8,731

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Child Care Workers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Illinois. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Child Care Workers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Child Care Workers relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Carbondale 180 $19,510
Marion 180 $19,510
Champaign 470 $21,680
Urbana 470 $21,680
Danville 80 $20,200
Decatur 150 $21,760
Bloomington 460 $20,190
Kankakee 210 $22,180
Peoria 730 $20,980
Rockford 200 $19,780
Springfield 340 $21,070

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