Assistant Director, Child Care Salary

Most Assistant Child Care Directors in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $12.20 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.05 per hour to $16.83. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Just over a half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, just over two-fifths report medical coverage and over a third claim dental coverage as well. For the most part, Assistant Child Care Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$21,539 - $41,385

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$9.05 - $16.83

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$21,539 - $41,385  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,026  
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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$19,503 - $39,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 397
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.05 - $16.83  
   
Overtime
$7.70 - $24.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,026  
   
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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$19,503 - $39,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 583
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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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Assistant Child Care Directors who advance into the role of a Child Care Center Director are fairly uncommon. Child Care Center Directors on average earn $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.

Assistant Director, Child Care Job Listings

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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.

With a median salary of $29K, The Learning Care Group, Inc. provides Assistant Child Care Directors with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $43K, limiting employee salary growth.


Assistant Child Care Directors report using a wide range 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 pay less than market rate include Customer Service and Customer Relationship Management. Childhood Education and Customer Service are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Director, Child Care

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


For Assistant Child Care Directors, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $26K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $28K. Assistant Child Care Directors bring in $29K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $31K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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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)
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 127 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 53%
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