Women make up the vast majority of Adult Daycare Directors in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $48K per year. Earnings generally vary between $27K and $70K per year. More than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and slightly less than half claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,997 - $70,957
MEDIAN: $48,485

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$26,997 - $70,957  
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$27,313 - $70,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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Job Description for Adult Daycare Director

Adult daycare directors are responsible for overseeing the daily operations of a non-residential facility for the care of senior citizens or adults that have developmental delays or other physical or neurological disorders. Care is generally administered at the group level to several adults at a time, though clients may live independently or with family members for a portion of the day, and these directors may oversee the work of a variety of staff members, including nurses, activity providers, and other care workers.


Adult Daycare Director Tasks

  • Develop and maintain relationships with families and residents.
  • Directs the center staff in providing quality and consistent care to residents.
  • Oversee staff operations, business planning, budget development and resident fees.
  • Plan and direct the adult daycare program.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with adult care center standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.

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Pay by Experience Level for Adult Daycare Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Adult Daycare Directors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $38K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $44K. Adult Daycare Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $49K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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Experience Affects Adult Daycare Director Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 26%
dental benefits
None: 37%