Most Assistant Child Care Directors in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $12.91 per hour. Final cash compensation to Assistant Child Care Directors varies from around $20K to approximately $40K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $2K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but the company and years of experience are influential factors as well. Although more than two-fifths have medical coverage and nearly one in three have dental coverage, a little more than half claim no health benefits at all. Most Assistant Child Care Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,735 - $45,978
(Median)
$24K
$31K
$46K
MEDIAN: $31,475
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$9.45 - $17.12
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$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,735 - $45,978  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
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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$20,432 - $39,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 315
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.45 - $17.12  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$7.50 - $25.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
   
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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$20,432 - $39,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 513
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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

  • 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.
  • Maintain center paperwork, keeping files on each child and proof of meeting government regulations.
  • Assist the director with planning, managing, marketing, and directing a childcare program.
  • Teach and monitor children when needed.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Director, Child Care


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While not commonly seen, Assistant Child Care Directors who transition into a Child Care Center Director position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Child Care Center Directors is $36K per year. Assistant Child Care Directors most often move into positions as Directors of Child Care or Directors of Preschool; those groups report median salaries that are $3K higher and $5K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Director, Child Care


KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc., YMCA, Kiddie Academy, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc, and The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Assistant Child Care Directors. For Assistant Child Care Directors, comfortable salaries can be found at Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc; in fact, median earnings sit around $39K, the highest in the area.

Offering a median salary of only $24K, YMCA pays the least. Not only that, but the earnings range of $20K to $39K is pretty narrow, too.

Popular Skills for Assistant Director, Child Care


Assistant Child Care Directors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Organizing, Operations Management, People Management, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 11 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. The majority of those who know Childhood Education also know 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $29K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $28K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Assistant Child Care Directors make a median salary of $30K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Assistant Child Care Director with more than 20 years of experience can earn $33K on average.

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Experience Affects Assistant Director, Child Care Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Director, Child Care Salaries

Organizing
up arrow 11%

People Management
up arrow 4%

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

Childhood Education
0%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$29,000

Office Administration
up arrow 6%

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 10%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 13%

Scheduling
up arrow 17%

Office Management
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
medical benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 55%
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