Assistant Director, Child Care Salary
|Salary||$24,331 - $45,643|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $1,745|
|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).)
|$20,878 - $40,474|
|Hourly Rate||$9.66 - $17.75|
|Overtime||$8.77 - $23.97|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $1,745|
|Total Pay (||$20,878 - $40,474|
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 neededRead More...
Typical daily duties for assistant directors of child care involve developing and refining strategies and lessons for child development. This involves everything from basic school operations to the detailed planning of events. Individuals in this position are accountable for daily operations in their facility and for ensuring that all practices meet company and government protocols. They communicate directly with parents, especially in problematic cases or when parents are concerned about potential issues. Additionally, assistant directors are directly involved with recruiting and training staff and ensuring they meet all standards.
This position involves substantial communication with various parties ranging from instructors to parents on a regular basis. Work hours are typically centered on school operating hours, but specific times vary from location to location. Risks and physical requirements are very limited, and most work is done in an indoor environment.
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
Though not the most common occurrence, Assistant Child Care Directors sometimes become Child Care Center Directors, where the average income is $36K per year. Career advancement for the typical Assistant Child Care Director often leads to becoming a Director of Child Care or a Director of Preschool; median salaries in these positions are $2K higher and $5K higher, respectively.
Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Director, Child Care
Known for taking on a considerable number of Assistant Child Care Directors, KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc., YMCA, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc, The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development, and The Learning Care Group, Inc. are leading firms in the industry. Pay for Assistant Child Care Directors is best at Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc, which offers a median salary of $39K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $29K to $45K.
Though lagging the field in terms of compensation — YMCA offers the lowest median salary at $28K — pay within the company still varies considerably between $20K and $35K.
Popular Skills for Assistant Director, Child Care
Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Organizing, People Management, Operations Management, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. 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 educated in Childhood Education tend to be well versed 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
For Assistant Child Care Directors, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Assistant Child Care Directors will also find cushy salaries in Raleigh (+13 percent), Chicago (+10 percent), Seattle (+8 percent), and Minneapolis (+7 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Assistant Child Care Director's salary, with Columbia Assistant Child Care Directors earning salaries that are 21 percent less than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Atlanta (19 percent lower) and Milwaukee (15 percent lower).
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