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Assistant Director, Child Care Salary

Women comprise the majority of Assistant Child Care Directors in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $12.20 per hour on average. Pay ranges from $9.09 per hour on the low end to $16.56 on the high end. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and years of experience are driving factors as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Assistant Child Care Directors. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, a little more than half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than two-fifths and dental insurance is reported by more than a third. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$21,590 - $41,402
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$41K
MEDIAN: $30,402
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$9.09 - $16.56
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$21,590 - $41,402  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,024  
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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$19,511 - $39,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 397
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.09 - $16.56  
   
Overtime
$7.95 - $23.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,024  
   
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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$19,511 - $39,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 577

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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.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Director, Child Care


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Though it's uncommon, some Assistant Child Care Directors move into roles as Child Care Center Directors, where pay is an average $35K per year. Typical career progression for an Assistant Child Care Director involves becoming a Director of Child Care or a Director of Preschool, roles that pay $4K more and $6K more on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Director, Child Care


The biggest paychecks can be found at Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc — the median salary there is $35K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $28K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $69K.

The Learning Care Group, Inc. offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $29K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $25K to $43K.

Popular Skills for Assistant Director, Child Care


Assistant Child Care Directors who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. 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. Most people who know Childhood Education also know People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Director, Child Care

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


For many Assistant Child Care Directors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $27K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $28K. Assistant Child Care Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $29K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Assistant Child Care Directors with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $31K.

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Experience Affects Assistant Director, Child Care Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Assistant Director, Child Care Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 9%

Childhood Education
up arrow 3%

National Average
$28,000

People Management
up arrow 2%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 8%

Customer Service
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 143 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 44% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 54%
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