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Child Life Specialist in the United States

How much does a Child Life Specialist earn in the United States? The average Child Life Specialist salary in the United States is $52,048 as of January 31, 2019, but the range typically falls between $46,464 and $58,349. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Responsible for the design and implementation of pediatric programs, therapies, and activities among young patients. Works with families to assist in caring for childhood hospitalizations or disabilit

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  1. This Job:

    Child Life Specialist

    0 - 2 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

  2. Up a level:

    Child Life Program Director


    Bachelor's Degree

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