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How much does infant child care cost in Tampa, FL?


As of July 2024, the average starting rate for infants child care in Tampa, FL is $19.08 per hour. The weekly cost for infants child care working a 40-hour week in Tampa, FL is $763 while the monthly cost is approximately $2,480 for 130 hours of work.

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Data is based on rates reported by service providers listed on Last updated in July 2024.

Here's a comparison of infant child care costs in Tampa, FL to both state and national rates

The cost of hiring infants child care in Tampa, FL is approximately 2% higher than Florida average starting rate of $18.62 per hour and -3% lower than the national average of $19.75.


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These are the most affordable cities for infants child care near Tampa, FL

In some cases, nearby cities may offer more affordable infant child care services. When evaluating infant child care pay rates in Tampa, FL and its surrounding areas, it is essential to follow the minimum wage regulations and understand the proper way to pay legally. There are multiple benefits of paying legally that should be considered, such as tax deductions and fostering a professional employment relationship.


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These are the most expensive cities for infants child care near Tampa, FL

There are several factors that can contribute to higher pay rates for infants child care in cities near Tampa, FL. Factors such as a higher cost of living, increased demand for infant child care services, and a more competitive job market can drive up the average rates. As a result, it's crucial to consider these local factors when comparing infant child care rates near Tampa, FL.


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