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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.