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Childcare Infant Cost
Childcare costs are a significant percentage of income for families
In 2017, the annual cost of childcare for an infant was:
- 11% of the median family income of a typical married couple.
- 35% of the median income of a typical single mother.
Childcare workers have low wages. In 2018, the average annual income of a childcare worker in Lincoln was $23,880.1
1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, 2018.