Assistant Director, Preschool Salary

Preschool Assistant Directors in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $13.25 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Some workers in this field — around half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by one-half and dental plans are enjoyed by about a third. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Preschool Assistant Directors. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,530 - $46,641

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$9.99 - $17.66

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,530 - $46,641  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,962  
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$22,224 - $42,335  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 236
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.99 - $17.66  
   
Overtime
$3.86 - $26.73  
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$0$18K$36K$54K
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$0.00 - $1,962  
   
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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$22,224 - $42,335  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 264
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Job Description for Assistant Director, Preschool

The principal function of an assistant director for a preschool is to assist and work closely with the director of the preschool, performing a number of tasks that help ensure the facility functions effectively. They help create and develop the preschool's curriculum, as well as ensure curriculum implementation. Assistant directors for preschools work closely with the director to manage all aspects of the classroom experience; they also interact regularly with instructors, providing training, guidance, and discipline as necessary. These professionals may work directly with children in a variety of settings, helping to create a safe and fun learning environment. Additionally, assistant directors communicate directly with parents, helping resolve concerns, handling payment issues, and providing information on children's progress. The assistant director may also handle logistical elements of the business, such as scheduling, advertising, and marketing.

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Assistant Director, Preschool Tasks

  • Maintain center paperwork, keeping files on each child and proof of meeting government regulations.
  • Supervise and evaluate teachers, provide mentoring and training to help teachers improve their skills.
  • Teach and monitor children when needed.
  • Work with the director and teachers to establish, evaluate, and revise curriculum.
  • Assist the director with planning, managing, marketing, and directing a preschool.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Director, Preschool


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Preschool Assistant Directors often transition into upper-level roles like Director of Preschool, for which the average compensation is $34K per year.

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Employees at Primrose Schools take home the smallest paychecks, and $31K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $27K and quickly nearing the top at only $36K.


Survey results suggest that Preschool Assistant Directors use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Oral / Verbal Communication, Team Leadership, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 46 percent, 20 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. People Management is a skill commonly found among those who know Childhood Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Director, Preschool

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Preschool Assistant Directors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average inexperienced worker earns $29K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $30K. Preschool Assistant Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $31K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Preschool Assistant Director generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $36K.

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Experience Affects Assistant Director, Preschool Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Assistant Director, Preschool Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
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Team Leadership
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Budget Management
up arrow 7%

Childhood Education
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People Management
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Curriculum Planning
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National Average
$30,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 49% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 50%
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