Assistant Director, Child Care Salary
|Salary||$24,145 - $46,176|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $1,997|
|Total Pay (||$20,980 - $41,225|
|Hourly Rate||$9.75 - $17.80|
|Overtime||$10.34 - $24.12|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $1,997|
|Total Pay (||$20,980 - $41,225|
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. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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. The most common next step for an Assistant Child Care Director is to become a Director of Child Care or a Director of Preschool. The former position pays an additional $2K per year on average, and the latter position pays $5K more per year.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Director, Child Care
Many Assistant Child Care Directors can be found at KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc., YMCA, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc, The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development, and The Learning Care Group, Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc pays the most with a median salary of $39K, though there is little variation overall ($29K to $45K).
Offering only $28K on average, YMCA seems to pay the least. Moreover, the pay scale seems pretty narrow there; employees make $20K on the lower end and $35K on the higher end.
Popular Skills for Assistant Director, Child Care
Assistant Child Care Directors seem to require a number of specific skills. 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 (+12 percent), Chicago (+9 percent), Seattle (+7 percent), and Minneapolis (+6 percent). Assistant Child Care Directors in Columbia earn salaries far below the national average by 22 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Workers in Atlanta and Milwaukee earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (20 percent less and 16 percent less, respectively).
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