Assistant Director, Child Care Salary

The larger portion of Assistant Child Care Directors in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $13.03 per hour. In the world of Assistant Child Care Directors, total cash compensation varies between $21K and $40K. Each package generally includes bonuses that can, in exceptional cases, reach as much as $2K and , respectively. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, a little more than half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by just over two-fifths and dental insurance is reported by around one in three. Job satisfaction for Assistant Child Care Directors is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,185 - $46,471
$24K
$32K
$46K
MEDIAN: $31,628
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$9.56 - $17.44
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MEDIAN: $13.03
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,185 - $46,471  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,949  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
Commission
$1,650  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,645 - $39,793  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 319
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.56 - $17.44  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$8.55 - $25.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,949  
   
Commission
$1,650  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,645 - $39,793  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 539

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Job Description for Assistant Director, Child Care

Assistant director positions are found throughout the child care industry, ranging from preschool environments to clinics and academies. Exact educational requirements may vary, but a postsecondary degree in child development or early childhood education is commonly needed. In addition, relevant experience - including in a managerial role - is needed. Many localities also have their own set of certification requirements, and common licenses ranging from CPR to first aid to other forms of safety training are needed

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Assistant Director, Child Care Tasks

  • Assist the director with planning, managing, marketing, and directing a childcare program.
  • Teach and monitor children when needed.
  • Maintain center paperwork, keeping files on each child and proof of meeting government regulations.
  • Supervise and evaluate teachers, provide mentoring and training to help teachers improve their skills.
  • Work with the director and teachers to establish, evaluate, and revise curriculum.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Director, Child Care


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Assistant Child Care Directors sometimes assume positions such as Child Care Center Directors. That role pays $36K per year on average. It is quite typical for Assistant Child Care Directors to transition into roles as Directors of Child Care or Directors of Preschool, where reported median earnings are $3K and $5K higher per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Director, Child Care


Dominating the field, KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc., YMCA, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc, The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development, and The Learning Care Group, Inc. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Assistant Child Care Directors. Although the highest salaries can be found at Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc where median pay is $39K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $29K and $45K.

Offering a median salary of only $28K, YMCA gives out the smallest paychecks. Furthermore, the earnings range of $20K to $35K isn't that wide, either.

Popular Skills for Assistant Director, Child Care


Survey results suggest that Assistant Child Care Directors put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Organizing, People Management, Operations Management, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 10 percent. Those listing Office Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Scheduling and Customer Relationship Management also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Childhood Education are, more often than not, also skilled in People Management and Curriculum Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Director, Child Care

Pay by Experience for an Assistant Director, Child Care has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant Director, Child Care with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 371 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant Director, Child Care with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 316 salaries. An experienced Assistant Director, Child Care which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 282 salaries. An Assistant Director, Child Care with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 89 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $29,330

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Home to some of the best pay for Assistant Child Care Directors, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 33 percent above the national average. Assistant Child Care Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Raleigh (+14 percent), Chicago (+11 percent), Seattle (+9 percent), and Minneapolis (+8 percent). Assistant Child Care Directors in Columbia report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 20 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers pay around 18 percent less in Atlanta and 14 percent less in Milwaukee, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Assistant Director, Child Care

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Assistant Director, Child Care Salaries

▲10%

▲3%

▲1%

National Average
$29,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Assistant Director, Child Care Salaries

Organizing
▲10%


Operations Management
▲3%



National Average
$29,000

Office Administration
▼7%

Curriculum Planning
▼10%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼13%

Scheduling
▼17%

Office Management
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
no benefits
None: 55%