Construction Cost Estimates for Day Care Center in National, US

The following analysis estimates the cost to build a day care center using US National Average costs from 2019 RSMeans cost data. If you would like to localize costs to your specific zip code, RSMeans Data Online allows you to easily localize the cost of your entire estimate to zip codes across the United States and Canada. Costs are derived from a building model that assumes basic components, using union and open shop labor for a 10,000 square foot building.

Scope differences and market conditions can cause costs to vary significantly. To see an estimate of the costs to build a day care center in a specific city or metropolitan area, go to our index of day care center models by state.

NOTE: This cost estimate uses 2019 RSMeans data. A more accurate estimate using current RSMeans cost data is available in RSMeans Data Online.

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Day Care Center Construction Cost Assumptions
Location:  US National Average
Story Count:  1
Story Height (L.F.):  12
Floor Area (S.F.):  10,000
Basement Included:  No
Data Release:  Year 2019
Day Care Center with Brick Veneer / Wood Frame
Cost Estimate (Standard Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
SubTotal 100% $140.46 $1,404,600.49
Contractor Fees (General Conditions,Overhead,Profit) 25% $35.12 $351,150.12
Architectural Fees 9% $15.80 $158,017.56
Total Building Cost $191.38 $1,913,768.17
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
SubTotal 100% $126.54 $1,265,418.08
Contractor Fees (General Conditions,Overhead,Profit) 25% $31.64 $316,354.52
Architectural Fees 9% $14.24 $142,359.53
Total Building Cost $172.41 $1,724,132.13
Other Square Foot Model Building Type Options:

Day Care Center with Decorative Concrete Block / Bearing Walls

Day Care Center with Face Brick & Concrete Block / Steel Joists

Day Care Center with Stucco & Concrete Block / Wood Truss

Day Care Center with Tilt-up Concrete Panels / Steel Joists

Day Care Center with Wood Clapboard / Wood Frame