I'm asking because I often hear about how expensive child care is, and while I agree that child care is expensive, I work in the field, so I know the true cost.
I operate out of my home. I charge $30 per day, per child, siblings are $20 per day in addition to the $30. I transport kids to and from school, I feed them, and I provide wipes. I typically do not take on kids under 5, but I did to make ends meet.
So, after insurance (auto and home--special day care riders), food and all the extras I provide, I make less that $1.00 per hour for 12 hours of work, yes, that's 12 hours per day. I have 2 degrees (BS and MS), spotless references and many years of experience but I can't find a job due to the poor economy. I really do prefer staying home with my own children.
I think my job should demand a salary of $50-60 K per year. It's hard work and I get nothing besides my daily rate--no vacation time, no paid holidays, no medical/dental/vision, no retirement and no perks.
What do you think?
Answer by okmommy08 at 2:02 PM on Feb. 18, 2011
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