Most Preschool Assistant Directors in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $14.02 per hour. Cash earnings for Preschool Assistant Directors — which sometimes include more than $2K from bonuses — stretch from around $23K to approximately $45K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is experience level, followed by geography and the particular employer. Most Preschool Assistant Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although just over a half lack health benefits of any kind, just over two-fifths do enjoy medical insurance, and just under a third get dental coverage, too. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$23,553 - $50,111
$24K
$34K
$50K
MEDIAN: $33,605
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$10.66 - $19.52
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,553 - $50,111  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,003  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
Commission
$400.00  
Total Pay (?
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$22,973 - $45,461  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 155
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.66 - $19.52  
   
Overtime
$14.41 - $26.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,003  
   
Commission
$400.00  
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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$22,973 - $45,461  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

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

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Although it's unusual, some Preschool Assistant Directors transition into jobs as Directors of Preschool. The latter group reports earning a slightly lower median of $35K per year, though.

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Preschool Assistant Directors flock to KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $33K lead the pack in compensation; however, KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc. also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $25K at one end to $45K at the other end.

Primrose Schools doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $31K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $36K and scope of pay is rather limited.

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. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $29K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $31K. For Preschool Assistant Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $32K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $35K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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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 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Assistant Director, Preschool Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 4%


National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Assistant Director, Preschool Salaries

Team Leadership
up arrow 16%

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 14%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 3%

Budget Management
up arrow 3%

People Management
up arrow 2%

Childhood Education
0%

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 37 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 55%
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