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Childcare Workers in Indiana

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6.9% Jobs Projection
$20,270 Median Salary
3,010 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Childcare Workers in Indiana are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Childcare Workers in Indiana is growing faster than average.

  • Childcare Workers in Indiana earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Childcare Workers Work in Indiana?

In 2018, there were 8,100 Childcare Workers working in the state.

There were 9,510 Childcare Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,410 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 7,890 Childcare Workers working in it, which means Indiana has more Childcare Workers than average.


Job Projections for Indiana

Jobs for Childcare Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 6.9% which is similar to nationwide projections.


Indiana Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 3,010 annual job openings, and 20,690 total jobs in 2026 for Childcare Workers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 189,100 annual jobs and 1,300,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Childcare Workers Make in Indiana?

In 2018 wages for Childcare Workers ranged from $16,740 to $29,000 with $20,270 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $8.05 to $13.94. The median hourly rate was $9.75.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $9.62 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.13.

The median salary in Indiana is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Indiana Metros for Childcare Workers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Childcare Workers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 13,450 $22,580
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 4,850 $23,430
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 3,320 $19,200
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 2,770 $20,080
Evansville, IN-KY 590 $20,400
Muncie, IN 510 $24,490
Fort Wayne, IN 490 $19,140
Terre Haute, IN 370 $19,640
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 370 $23,940
Bloomington, IN 190 $18,750
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 190 $19,490
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 70 $19,870
Kokomo, IN 40 $18,940

Top States for Childcare Workers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Childcare Workers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 60,460 $26,360
New York 47,260 $26,780
Texas 46,890 $20,070
Florida 30,070 $21,870
Pennsylvania 25,370 $21,270
North Carolina 18,830 $21,540
Ohio 18,630 $20,820
New Jersey 18,490 $24,470
Michigan 17,510 $22,150
Illinois 17,440 $22,380
Georgia 14,790 $19,660
Virginia 14,410 $22,210
Massachusetts 13,300 $27,680
Missouri 12,930 $21,550
Minnesota 11,830 $24,150
Kentucky 11,340 $19,840
Arizona 10,450 $23,930
Tennessee 9,660 $19,760
Connecticut 9,490 $25,720
Nebraska 9,090 $22,510

Below are the states where Childcare Workers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $30,880
Massachusetts $27,680
Vermont $27,600
Washington $27,270
Alaska $26,930
Colorado $26,880
New York $26,780
California $26,360
Connecticut $25,720
Rhode Island $25,280

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