Assistant Director, Preschool Salary

Preschool Assistant Directors in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $13.15 per hour. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by one-half and dental plans are enjoyed by approximately one-third. For the most part, Preschool Assistant Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$23,640 - $46,723
(Median)
$24K
$32K
$47K
MEDIAN: $32,485
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$9.93 - $17.68
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,640 - $46,723  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,960  
Total Pay (?
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$22,025 - $42,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 235
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.93 - $17.68  
   
Overtime
$3.79 - $24.73  
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,960  
   
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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$22,025 - $42,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 262
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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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A lot of Preschool Assistant Directors move on to become Directors of Preschool, that group gets paid a slightly higher $34K on average.

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The lowest salaries can be found at Primrose Schools — median pay is $31K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $27K and only reaching $36K.


Survey results show that Preschool Assistant Directors use a fair number of 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 47 percent, 20 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Those with knowledge of Childhood Education tend to be skilled in People Management as well.

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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $29K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $30K. Preschool Assistant Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $31K. 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 $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
up arrow 47%

Team Leadership
up arrow 20%

Budget Management
up arrow 7%

Childhood Education
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People Management
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National Average
$30,000

Curriculum Planning
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 51%
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