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Assistant Director, Preschool Salary

Most Preschool Assistant Directors in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $12.93 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most Preschool Assistant Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. While a little more than half report receiving no health benefits, slightly more than half do receive medical coverage, and about a third have dental, as well. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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National Salary Data

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$23,159 - $46,365  
   
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$0.00 - $1,521  
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$20,801 - $42,071  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 217
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$9.47 - $17.55  
   
Overtime
$1.47 - $25.54  
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$0$18K$36K$54K
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$0.00 - $1,521  
   
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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$20,801 - $42,071  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 244
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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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For Preschool Assistant Directors, advancing into a Director of Preschool role, where the median salary is $33K, is not typical but is also not out of the question.

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Survey results suggest that Preschool Assistant Directors put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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 48 percent, 21 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Curriculum Planning. Many workers who know Childhood Education also know People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Director, Preschool

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $28K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $30K on average. For Preschool Assistant Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $31K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $37K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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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 48%

Team Leadership
up arrow 21%

Budget Management
up arrow 8%

Childhood Education
up arrow 4%

People Management
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National Average
$30,000

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 53%