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Childcare Workers in Michigan

Considering a career as a Childcare Worker in Michigan?

9.3% Jobs Projection
$22,150 Median Salary
4,400 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Childcare Workers Work in Michigan?

In Michigan, there were 17,510 people working as Childcare Workers in the year 2018.

There were 15,690 Childcare Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 1,820 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Childcare Workers in MI Employment Trend

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

Childcare Workers in MI vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Michigan

Jobs for Childcare Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 9.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.9%.

Job Projections for Childcare Workers: Nation vs. MI

Michigan Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 4,400 annual job openings, and 30,120 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 Michigan?

In 2018 wages for Childcare Workers ranged from $19,500 to $29,990 with $22,150 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.37 to $14.42. The median hourly rate was $10.65.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $10.09 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.56.

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

Childcare Workers Earnings: MI vs. National Average

Top Michigan 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
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 7,510 $22,080
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 1,910 $22,710
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 1,120 $21,990
Flint, MI 800 $21,310
Ann Arbor, MI 560 $22,510
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 500 $22,320
Battle Creek, MI 350 $22,150
Muskegon, MI 300 $22,220
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 190 $21,980
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 190 $19,490
Midland, MI 160 $20,340
Saginaw, MI 160 $20,060
Bay City, MI 150 $19,940
Monroe, MI 120 $22,360

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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