Preschool Assistant Directors in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $13.86 per hour. In the world of Preschool Assistant Directors, overall income ranges from $23K near the bottom to $45K at the top; this can include more than $2K from bonuses in exceptional cases. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is career duration, followed by the company and geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The larger part of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than two-fifths report medical coverage and slightly less than a third claim dental coverage as well. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,192 - $49,756
$23K
$33K
$50K
MEDIAN: $33,017
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50%
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$10.73 - $19.15
$11
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.86
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,192 - $49,756  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,993  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
Commission
$395.48  
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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$22,950 - $44,916  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 152
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.73 - $19.15  
   
Overtime
$14.41 - $26.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,993  
   
Commission
$395.48  
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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$22,950 - $44,916  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 178

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Job Description for Assistant Director, Preschool

The principal function of an assistant director for a preschool is to assist and work closely with the director of the preschool, performing a number of tasks that help ensure the facility functions effectively. They help create and develop the preschool's curriculum, as well as ensure curriculum implementation. Assistant directors for preschools work closely with the director to manage all aspects of the classroom experience; they also interact regularly with instructors, providing training, guidance, and discipline as necessary. These professionals may work directly with children in a variety of settings, helping to create a safe and fun learning environment. Additionally, assistant directors communicate directly with parents, helping resolve concerns, handling payment issues, and providing information on children's progress. The assistant director may also handle logistical elements of the business, such as scheduling, advertising, and marketing.

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Assistant Director, Preschool Tasks

  • 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.
  • Teach and monitor children when needed.
  • Work with the director and teachers to establish, evaluate, and revise curriculum.
  • Assist the director with planning, managing, marketing, and directing a preschool.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Director, Preschool


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Though it's uncommon, some Preschool Assistant Directors move into roles as Directors of Preschool, where they can earn incomes averaing out to a slightly higher $35K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Director, Preschool


The biggest paychecks can be found at KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc. — the median salary there is $33K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $25K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $45K.

With a median salary of $31K, Primrose Schools provides Preschool Assistant Directors with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $36K, limiting employee salary growth.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Director, Preschool

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Preschool Assistant Directors, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $29K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $31K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $32K in this role. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $34K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Key Stats for Assistant Director, Preschool

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
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Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Assistant Director, Preschool Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 5%


National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Assistant Director, Preschool Salaries

Team Leadership
up arrow 16%

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 15%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 4%

Budget Management
up arrow 4%



National Average
$31,000

Office Administration
up arrow 3%

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 57%
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