Assistant Director, Child Care Salary

Assistant Child Care Directors in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $13.21 per hour. Total cash compensation to Assistant Child Care Directors bottoms out near $21K and approaches $40K on the high end; the bigger paychecks include bonuses that can occasionally surpass $2K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but the company and experience level are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction for Assistant Child Care Directors is high. More than half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than two-fifths report medical coverage and just under a third claim dental coverage as well. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,331 - $45,643
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MEDIAN: $31,932
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$9.66 - $17.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,331 - $45,643  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,745  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
Commission
$1,650  
Total Pay (?
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$20,878 - $40,474  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 351
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.66 - $17.75  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$8.77 - $23.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,745  
   
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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$20,878 - $40,474  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 580

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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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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.

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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

National Average: $29,636

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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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Key Stats for Assistant Director, Child Care

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Assistant Director, Child Care Salaries

▲9%

▲2%

▼0%

National Average
$30,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Assistant Director, Child Care Salaries

Organizing
▲9%


Operations Management
▲2%



National Average
$30,000

Office Administration
▼8%

Curriculum Planning
▼11%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼14%

Scheduling
▼18%

Office Management
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 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
31%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 56%
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