Assistant Director, Preschool Salary

Women account for the majority of Preschool Assistant Directors in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $14.10 per hour. Total cash compensation to Preschool Assistant Directors bottoms out near $23K and approaches $45K on the high end; the bigger paychecks include bonuses that can occasionally surpass $2K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but career length and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Most Preschool Assistant Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — the larger part — do not have any health coverage, just over two-fifths do receive medical benefits and just under a third have dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$22,881 - $49,408
$23K
$33K
$49K
MEDIAN: $32,789
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$10.66 - $19.55
$11
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MEDIAN: $14.10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$22,881 - $49,408  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,736  
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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$22,773 - $45,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 139
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.66 - $19.55  
   
Overtime
$14.49 - $26.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,736  
   
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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$22,773 - $45,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 160

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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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For Preschool Assistant Directors, advancing into a Director of Preschool role, for which the median salary is $35K, is not common but it does happen.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Director, Preschool


Although KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc. boasts the highest average salary in town at $33K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $25K or as much as $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

Pay by Experience for an Assistant Director, Preschool has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant Director, Preschool with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 129 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant Director, Preschool with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 126 salaries. An experienced Assistant Director, Preschool which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 107 salaries. An Assistant Director, Preschool with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 30 salaries.

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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 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Assistant Director, Preschool Salaries

▲12%

▲4%

▲1%

National Average
$31,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Assistant Director, Preschool Salaries

Team Leadership
▲15%

Curriculum Planning
▲14%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲3%

Budget Management
▲3%


Childhood Education
▼0%

National Average
$31,000

Office Administration
▼3%

Operations Management
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
no benefits
None: 56%