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 $12.38 per hour. Compensation ranges from $9.11 per hour on the lower end to $16.98 on the higher end. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though the specific employer and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. The majority of Assistant Child Care Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. A little more than half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, just over two-fifths report medical coverage and one-third claim dental coverage as well. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$21,518 - $43,492
(Median)
$22K
$30K
$43K
MEDIAN: $30,414
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$9.11 - $16.98
(Median)
$9
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$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$21,518 - $43,492  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,020  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$19,704 - $39,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 422
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.11 - $16.98  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.75  
Overtime
$4.24 - $24.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,020  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$19,704 - $39,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 620
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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Assistant Child Care Directors sometimes become Child Care Center Directors, where the average income is $35K per year. Assistant Child Care Directors moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Directors of Child Care or Directors of Preschool. The median paychecks in those roles are $4K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Director, Child Care


Although Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $35K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $28K to $69K.

Salaries are easily beat at The Learning Care Group, Inc., where median pay comes to just $30K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $25K and ending at $42K, range in salary is rather small.


Survey results suggest that Assistant Child Care Directors put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Childhood Education, Customer Service, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Office Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Relationship Management and People Management also typically command lower compensation. Experience with Childhood Education is often linked with 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $27K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $29K. For Assistant Child Care Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $29K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $31K.

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Experience Affects Assistant Director, Child Care Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

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 8%

Childhood Education
up arrow 2%

National Average
$28,000

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

People Management
up arrow 4%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 10%

Office Management
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
medical benefits
Vision: 26%
dental benefits
None: 54%
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