Assistant Director, Child Care Salary

Assistant Child Care Directors in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $12.21 per hour for pay. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.05 per hour to $16.76. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and years of experience are driving factors as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly more than half lack any form of coverage — but just over two-fifths have medical insurance, and over a third have dental, too. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$21,629 - $41,315
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$22K
$30K
$41K
MEDIAN: $30,352
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$9.05 - $16.76
(Median)
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$21,629 - $41,315  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,031  
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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$19,471 - $39,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 392
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.05 - $16.76  
   
Overtime
$6.80 - $24.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,031  
   
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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$19,471 - $39,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 580
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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

  • 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.
  • Maintain center paperwork, keeping files on each child and proof of meeting government regulations.
  • Assist the director with planning, managing, marketing, and directing a childcare program.
  • Teach and monitor children when needed.

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Assistant Child Care Directors sometimes assume positions such as Child Care Center Directors. That role pays $35K per year on average. Directors of Child Care or Directors of Preschool are common next-step roles for Assistant Child Care Directors moving up in their careers; annual pay for Directors of Child Care is $4K higher on average, and it's $6K higher for Directors of Preschool.

Assistant Director, Child Care Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Director, Child Care


Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc pays the most with a median salary of $35K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $28K to a high of $69K.

The lowest salaries can be found at The Learning Care Group, Inc. — median pay is $29K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $25K and only reaching $43K.


Professional skills reported by Assistant Child Care Directors are few in number. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Childhood Education, People Management, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service and Customer Relationship Management. Competency in Childhood Education frequently indicates knowledge of Customer Service.

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. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $27K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $28K on average. Assistant Child Care Directors see a median salary of $29K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $31K.

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Experience Affects Assistant Director, Child Care Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Assistant Director, Child Care Salaries

Operations Management
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Childhood Education
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National Average
$28,000

People Management
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 9%

Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 130 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 54%
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