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 2013 RSMeans cost data. Costs are derived from a building model that assumes basic components, using union labor for a 10000 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 2013 RSMeans data. A more accurate estimate using current RSMeans cost data is available on RSMeans Online - our online cost estimating tool.

Day Care Center Construction Cost Assumptions
Location: US National Average
Stories: 1
Story Height (L.F.): 12.00
Floor Area (S.F.): 10000
Basement Included: No
Data Release: Year 2013

Day Care Center Square Foot Cost Assuming Brick on Block / Steel Joists

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $142.80 $1,428,000
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $35.70 $357,000
Architectural Fees 9% $16.07 $160,700
Total Building Cost $194.56 $1,945,700
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $131.75 $1,317,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $32.94 $329,400
Architectural Fees 9% $14.82 $148,200
Total Building Cost $179.51 $1,795,100

Day Care Center Square Foot Cost Assuming Brick Veneer / Wood Frame

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Day Care Center Square Foot Cost Assuming Decorative Concrete Block / Bearing Walls

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Day Care Center Square Foot Cost Assuming Stucco on Concrete Block / Wood Truss

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Day Care Center Square Foot Cost Assuming Tiltup Concrete Panel / Steel Joists

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
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Day Care Center Square Foot Cost Assuming Wood Siding / Wood Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
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