Child Life Specialist Salary in the US

$47,480
per year
per month
$3,960
per month
per year
Bonus
$850/year
Bonus
$70/month

Child Life Specialist - Average Salary

The average salary for a Child Life Specialist is $47,480 per year ($3,960 per month), which is $6,010 (-11%) lower than the average salary in the United States.
A Child Life Specialist can expect an average starting salary of $37,430. The highest salaries can exceed $66,730.
$37,430
Low
$47,480
Average salary
$66,730
High
$3,120
Low
$3,960
Average salary
$5,560
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$35,500
$71,030
Salary$37,430 - 66,730
Bonus$0 - 4,300
Total Pay$37,430 - 71,030
$0
$2,960
$5,920
Salary$3,120 - 5,560
Bonus$0 - 360
Total Pay$3,120 - 5,920

Child Life Specialist Salary Range

Low
$37,430
Average salary
$47,480
Experienced
$61,440
High
$66,730
Low
$3,120
Average salary
$3,960
Experienced
$5,120
High
$5,560

Child Life Specialist - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Child Life Specialist with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $40,370 per year. A mid level Child Life Specialist with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $46,360, while an experienced Child Life Specialist with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $60,480. Child life specialists with more than 20 years of experience earn $63,330 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Child Life Specialist

Late Career▲ +33%
Experienced▲ +27%
Average Salary$47,480/year
Mid Level▼ -2%
Entry Level▼ -15%

Gender Breakdown

Female
97%
Male
3%

Child Life Specialist - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Child Life Specialist jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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