Adult Daycare Director Salary
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.
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.Read More...
Leadership skills are important in this position to hire, train, and schedule staff, and they must ensure that all activities of the daycare adhere to safety procedures and applicable laws and regulations. These may include activities to help clients improve physical, emotional, and social skills, such as exercise classes, counseling, art classes, field trips, beauty services, and physical therapy.
The daycare center may also offer practical counseling and rehabilitation services to facilitate the development of independence. The level of medical care provided can vary depending on the facility, and they must always maintain a strong network of community contacts at all times for the benefit of clients and their families. A bachelor's degree in a relevant field may be required for this position, and first-aid and CPR certification are highly beneficial and may also be required.
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.