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Child Life Specialists


Salaries for child life specialists vary greatly depending on such factors as the region of the country a specialist works in, education level, certification, and the size of the employer. For example, salaries tend to be higher in large metropolitan teaching hospitals than in small community hospitals. According to, salaries for child life specialists ranged fromĀ $47,234 to $59,317 or more in August 2019. The median income for workers in the field was $52,908. Those with the highest earnings are usually child life administrators or directors. In addition, child life specialists with certification tend to earn more than their noncertified counterparts.

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