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Assistant Director, Child Care Salary

Women account for the majority of Assistant Child Care Directors in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $12.16 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.04 per hour on the lower side but can approach $16.49 on the higher side. While the specific employer and years of experience impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. While just over a half report receiving no health benefits, a little more than half do receive medical coverage, and over a third have dental, as well. Work is enjoyable for Assistant Child Care Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$21,262 - $41,039
(Median)
$21K
$30K
$41K
MEDIAN: $30,340
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$9.04 - $16.49
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$21,262 - $41,039  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,012  
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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$19,434 - $38,905  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 397
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.04 - $16.49  
   
Overtime
$9.00 - $23.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,012  
   
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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$19,434 - $38,905  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 573

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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. Assistant Child Care Directors typically move into roles as Directors of Child Care or Directors of Preschool, and those positions pay $4K more and $6K more, respectively.

Assistant Director, Child Care Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Director, Child Care


Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $35K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $28K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $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.

Popular Skills for Assistant Director, Child Care


Job skills reported by Assistant Child Care Directors are limited. 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 experienced in 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 Assistant Child Care Directors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $26K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $28K. On average, Assistant Child Care Directors make $29K following 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 $30K.

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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 10%

Childhood Education
up arrow 4%

National Average
$28,000

People Management
up arrow 2%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 8%

Customer Service
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 148 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 55%