Childcare Workers

risk level
Based on 103 votes
by year 2032
or $13.71 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

32% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

19.9% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a minimal chance this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a higher chance of automation: 32% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Childcare Workers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Childcare Workers' job openings is expected to rise 6.5% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Very low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Childcare Workers' was $28,520, or $13 per hour

'Childcare Workers' were paid 38.4% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 459,460 people employed as 'Childcare Workers' within the United States.

This represents around 0.31% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 321 people are employed as 'Childcare Workers'.

Job description

Attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and childcare institutions. Perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play.

SOC Code: 39-9011.00


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sal (No chance) says
no sane person is trusting their child with a machine 😭
May 02, 2024 at 02:46 PM
Melanie Lowrance (No chance) says
Children need a human touch physical care emotional care comforting .Noone wants a baby taken care of by a robot changing diapers no that's not good .
Mar 21, 2024 at 03:02 PM
Belinda (No chance) says
Ai malfunctions and your child dies. Very high risk!
Jul 31, 2023 at 09:14 PM
RECE Canada (Low) says
If society decides robots should be demonstrating to young children what it is to be human, and teaching we are completely doomed. Revamp the structures in place and pay RECE's a living wage. Start at $25 an hr. You cannot replicate human connection, and playing with an infant's mind, having a robot interact with them for 6-8 hrs a day in daycare is a HORRIFYING thought.
Jun 07, 2023 at 05:13 AM
amber says
for childcare, you need empathy for children, robots don't have it.
Jul 31, 2021 at 10:41 PM
eth (Highly likely) says
Have you read the science fictions of Isaac Asimov? Everything is possible.
Jul 26, 2020 at 11:48 AM

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