Assistant Director, Child Care Salary
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|Salary||$24,185 - $46,471|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $1,949|
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|$20,645 - $39,793|
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|Hourly Rate||$9.56 - $17.44|
|Overtime||$8.55 - $25.09|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $1,949|
|Total Pay (||$20,645 - $39,793|
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
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.
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
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Assistant Child Care Directors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $28K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $30K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $30K in this role. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Assistant Child Care Directors with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $32K.
Pay Difference by Location
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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