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Child Life Specialists

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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 Salary.com, salaries for child life specialists ranged from $38,654 to $59,869 or more in May 2015. The median income for workers in the field was approximately $48,626. 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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