Women make up the vast majority of Assistant Child Care Directors in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $12.95 per hour. Total cash earnings of Assistant Child Care Directors range from $21K on the low end to $40K on the high end; the final amount includes bonuses that can sometimes (albeit rarely) exceed $2K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though the company and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just over a half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than two-fifths and dental coverage is claimed by nearly one in three. Most Assistant Child Care Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$24,266 - $45,924
$24K
$32K
$46K
MEDIAN: $31,520
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$9.51 - $17.31
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,266 - $45,924  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,020  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
Commission
$1,650  
Total Pay (?
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$20,587 - $39,536  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 320
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.51 - $17.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$8.11 - $25.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,020  
   
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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$20,587 - $39,536  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 543

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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 it's uncommon, some Assistant Child Care Directors move into roles as Child Care Center Directors, where pay is an average $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, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc, The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development, and The Learning Care Group, Inc. are top-notch employers for Assistant Child Care Directors in this area. 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.

YMCA offers the lowest pay, with a median salary of just $24K. The pay scale doesn't vary widely, either; compensation ranges from $20K to $35K.

Popular Skills for Assistant Director, Child Care


Assistant Child Care Directors seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Organizing, Operations Management, People 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. Customer Relationship Management and Scheduling 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.


Assistant Child Care Directors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $29K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $28K. Assistant Child Care Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $30K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $32K.

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Key Stats for Assistant Director, Child Care

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 88 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Assistant Director, Child Care Salaries




National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Director, Child Care Salaries

Organizing
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Operations Management
up arrow 4%



Childhood Education
0%

National Average
$29,000

Office Administration
up arrow 7%

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 10%

Scheduling
up arrow 12%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 13%

Office Management
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 88 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
30%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 55%
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