Assistant Director, Preschool Salary

Most Preschool Assistant Directors in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $13.50 per hour. In the world of Preschool Assistant Directors, overall income ranges from $22K near the bottom to $43K at the top; this can include more than $2K from bonuses in exceptional cases. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is experience level, followed by the specific employer and geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Some workers in this field — around half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by one-half and dental plans are enjoyed by nearly one in three. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,285 - $46,898
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MEDIAN: $33,025
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$9.96 - $18.22
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,285 - $46,898  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,850  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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$22,149 - $42,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 250
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$9.96 - $18.22  
   
Overtime
$0.80 - $27.09  
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$0.00 - $1,850  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
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$22,149 - $42,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 275
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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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Many Preschool Assistant Directors transition into upper-level Director of Preschool positions. Directors of Preschool earn a median of $34K per year.

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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.


Survey results imply that Preschool Assistant Directors put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Team Leadership, Curriculum Planning, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 18 percent. Aptitude in Childhood Education tends to also indicate an understanding of People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Director, Preschool

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Preschool Assistant Directors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $29K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $31K. On average, Preschool Assistant Directors make $32K following one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Preschool Assistant Director generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $36K.

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Experience Affects Assistant Director, Preschool Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Assistant Director, Preschool Salaries

Team Leadership
up arrow 18%

Curriculum Planning
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Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 5%

Budget Management
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People Management
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Childhood Education
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National Average
$30,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
medical benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 50%
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