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 $12.18 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.04 per hour to $16.81. While the company and years of experience impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly more than half lack any form of coverage — but more than two-fifths have medical insurance, and more than a third have dental, too. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$21,505 - $41,390
(Median)
$22K
$30K
$41K
MEDIAN: $30,302
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$9.04 - $16.81
(Median)
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$21,505 - $41,390  
   
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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$19,442 - $39,192  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 396
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.04 - $16.81  
   
Overtime
$6.80 - $24.59  
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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$19,442 - $39,192  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 578
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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. A common career progression for an Assistant Child Care Director is to become a Director of Child Care or a Director of Preschool. Compared to Assistant Child Care Directors, the first group earns $4K more on average, and the second group earns $6K more.

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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.

Assistant Child Care Directors will find the worst pay at The Learning Care Group, Inc., where the median salary crawls in at $29K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $43K, leaving little room for growth.


Assistant Child Care Directors only report a few specific 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service and Customer Relationship Management. Those with knowledge of Childhood Education tend to be skilled in Customer Service as well.

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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $26K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $28K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Assistant Child Care Directors make a median salary of $29K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Assistant Child Care Directors with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $31K.

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Experience Affects Assistant Director, Child Care Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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Experienced
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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
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National Average
$28,000

People Management
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 8%

Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 129 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 53%
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