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Assistant Director, Child Care Salary (United States)

Women comprise the majority of Assistant Child Care Directors in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $11.98 per hour on average. Lower pay rates hover around $8.93 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $16.12. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by the company and years of experience. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Although the greater part lack health benefits of any kind, more than two-fifths do enjoy medical insurance, and close to one-third get dental coverage, too. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Assistant Director, Child Care Salary (?
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$21,305 - $41,083
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MEDIAN: $30,069
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Assistant Director, Child Care Salary (?
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$8.93 - $16.12
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$21,305 - $41,083  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,003  
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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$19,148 - $38,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 399
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.93 - $16.12  
   
Overtime
$10.23 - $23.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,003  
   
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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$19,148 - $38,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 598
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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.

Assistant Director, Child Care Job Listings

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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.
For Assistant Child Care Directors, below-average salaries can be found at The Learning Care Group, Inc.; in fact, average earnings are around $29K, the lowest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($24K versus $43K) is great.

Popular Skills for Assistant Director, Child Care

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Childhood Education, People Management, and Customer Relationship Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 12 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service and Customer Relationship Management. It is often found that people who know Childhood Education are also skilled in Customer Service.

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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $26K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $28K. Assistant Child Care Directors bring in $28K after working for 10 to 20 years. As Assistant Child Care Directors reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $31K.

Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
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Minneapolis
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Baltimore
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Atlanta
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Charlotte
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San Antonio
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National Average
$27,000
Houston
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Milwaukee
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Assistant Child Care Directors will find that Chicago offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 29 percent. Assistant Child Care Directors will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+16 percent), Baltimore (+9 percent), Atlanta (+7 percent), and Charlotte (+5 percent). Columbus is the lowest-paying area, 8 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Milwaukee and Houston (7 percent lower).

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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
$27,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Assistant Director, Child Care Salaries

Operations Management
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People Management
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National Average
$27,000
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 172 votes.

Gender

Female
97%
female alumni
 
Male
3%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 57%