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Childcare Workers in Wisconsin

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5.7% Jobs Projection
$21,300 Median Salary
2,500 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Childcare Workers Work in Wisconsin?

In Wisconsin, there were 5,880 people working as Childcare Workers in the year 2018.

There were 6,710 Childcare Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 830 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Wisconsin

Jobs for Childcare Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 5.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.9%.


Wisconsin Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 2,500 annual Childcare Workers job openings in Wisconsin, and 17,220 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Childcare Workers Make in Wisconsin?

In 2018 wages for Childcare Workers ranged from $16,840 to $31,070 with $21,300 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $8.1 to $14.94. The median hourly rate was $10.24.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $10.03 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.21.

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


Top Wisconsin 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
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 8,560 $24,830
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 2,260 $21,140
Madison, WI 780 $24,480
Green Bay, WI 550 $21,430
Duluth, MN-WI 340 $24,920
Appleton, WI 290 $18,690
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 270 $20,160
Sheboygan, WI 140 $19,750
Eau Claire, WI 120 $21,900
Wausau, WI 120 $22,700
Fond du Lac, WI 100 $20,340
Racine, WI 90 $19,060

Top States for Childcare Workers Employment

View the list below to see 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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