Assistant Director, Child Care Salary

Assistant Child Care Directors in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $12.38 per hour for pay. Pay generally varies between $9.11 per hour and $16.98. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. 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 approximately one in three claim dental coverage as well. Most Assistant Child Care Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$21,518 - $43,492
(Median)
$22K
$30K
$43K
MEDIAN: $30,414
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$9.11 - $16.98
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$9
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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.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Director, Child Care


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Assistant Child Care Directors do not often transition into Child Care Center Director roles. The role averages $35K per year. When Assistant Child Care Directors are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Directors of Child Care or Directors of Preschool. Those roles pay an additional $4K and $6K, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Director, Child Care


Although Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc leads the field in pay with a median salary of $35K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $28K on the low end all the way up to $69K at the top.

With a median salary of $30K, The Learning Care Group, Inc. provides Assistant Child Care Directors with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $42K, limiting employee salary growth.


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. Employees educated in Childhood Education are typically practiced in Customer Service, too.

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 $27K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $29K. Assistant Child Care Directors bring in $29K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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.

Assistant Director, Child Care Advice

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Assistant Director, Child Care in Hialeah:
"It takes a lot to build a lot."
This job required a lot of responsibilities due that we must deal with parents and kids. It is very challenging and important to know all it's rules and regulations in regards to the Department of Children and Family.

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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
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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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