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Child Life Specialist Salary
in New York-Manhattan, New York

$59,152 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Child Life Specialist is $59,152 a year and $28 an hour in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States. The average salary range for a Child Life Specialist is between $43,327 and $72,332. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Child Life Specialist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in New York-Manhattan, New York.

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Job Summary

  • Provides a variety of recreational programs and activities to pediatric patients and families to promote emotional health and optimal development.
  • Assesses the emotional and medical needs of assigned patient and families to determine the support needed.
  • Typically requires a bachelor's degree in a related field and one year of experience working with hospitalized children.
Child Life Specialist Job Prevalence in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States

Job family: Counselors, All Other

Job family population: 27,150

Estimated population of Child Life Specialist jobs: 25,008

Rate of error: 3.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Child Life Specialist Job Listings for New York-Manhattan, New York

Experienced Program Specialist
Jun 11
Newark, United States
KinderCare Education
From our National Support Center, to the classrooms where learning comes to life, we're united by a ... Discounted child care * Generous paid time off * Education assistance and reimbursement * Medical ...
Educational/Vocational Specialist
Mar 19
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Provide training for youth, staff and parents on life skills topics, including but not limited to ... One to three years of work experience in child welfare or with the NYC Department of Education.
Operations Coordinator - New York City
May 13
New York, NY, USA
Charter Substitute Teacher Network
We believe that proximity is power, and one role model can change a life forever. Our mission is to ... Everything you do is driven by the belief that every child, given the proper learning environment ...
Agile Business Analyst (Return to Work Program)
Jun 14
New York, NY, USA
IHS Markit
We are over 14,000 analysts, data scientists and specialists armed with real-time technology and ... child or other dependent. If you meet these criteria, we welcome you to apply. At IHS Markit, we ...
After School Program Director
May 7
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Children of Promise, NYC
... and developing the life skills and attitudes necessary to achieve high school graduation ... Delegates work appropriately to the Educational Specialist and Counselors * Collaborates with CPNYC ...
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