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Assistant Director, Child Care Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Assistant Child Care Directors in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $12.21 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $9.10 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $16.63. While the specific employer and years of experience impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. Although just over two-fifths have medical coverage and over a third have dental coverage, just over a half claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction for Assistant Child Care Directors is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$21,590 - $41,272
(Median)
$22K
$30K
$41K
MEDIAN: $30,340
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$9.10 - $16.63
(Median)
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$21,590 - $41,272  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,023  
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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$19,531 - $39,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 397
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.10 - $16.63  
   
Overtime
$7.95 - $24.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,023  
   
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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$19,531 - $39,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Director, Child Care


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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. Assistant Child Care Directors most often move into positions as Directors of Child Care or Directors of Preschool; those groups report median salaries that are $4K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Director, Child Care


Assistant Child Care Directors seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc, where the median salary comes to $35K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($28K) and those starting out ($69K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

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.

Popular Skills for Assistant Director, Child Care


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Assistant Child Care Directors who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Childhood Education, People Management, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service and Customer Relationship Management. For most people, competency in Childhood Education indicates knowledge of People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Director, Child Care

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average inexperienced worker earns $27K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $28K. For Assistant Child Care Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $29K. Assistant Child Care Directors who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $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
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
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 140 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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