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Assistant Director, Preschool Salary

Women comprise the majority of Preschool Assistant Directors in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $12.97 per hour on average. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. While close to one-half report receiving no health benefits, roughly one-half do receive medical coverage, and one-third have dental, as well. For the most part, Preschool Assistant Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,653 - $46,878
(Median)
$24K
$33K
$47K
MEDIAN: $32,716
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$9.71 - $17.45
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,653 - $46,878  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,964  
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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$21,348 - $42,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 226
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.71 - $17.45  
   
Overtime
$4.00 - $24.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,964  
   
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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$21,348 - $42,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 253

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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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Moving into a Director of Preschool position seems to be a popular career progression. Median pay for this job is $34K annually.

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Survey results imply that Preschool Assistant Directors put a diverse skill set 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 47 percent, 20 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Childhood Education and People Management are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

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. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $29K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $30K on average. On average, Preschool Assistant Directors make $31K following one to two decades on the job. 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
up arrow 47%

Team Leadership
up arrow 20%

Budget Management
up arrow 7%

Childhood Education
up arrow 4%

People Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$30,000

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 3%

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
24%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 51%
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