Assistant Director, Preschool Salary

Most Preschool Assistant Directors in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $13.19 per hour. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — approximately one-half lack any form of coverage — but around half have medical insurance, and just under a third have dental, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,493 - $46,735
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$47K
MEDIAN: $32,332
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$9.97 - $17.78
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,493 - $46,735  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,962  
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$22,013 - $42,174  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 233
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Hourly Rate
$9.97 - $17.78  
   
Overtime
$3.86 - $26.73  
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$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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$22,013 - $42,174  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 263
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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.

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It is somewhat unusual to come across Preschool Assistant Directors who move on to become Directors of Preschool, but it does happen from time to time, and the median salary for that position sits slightly higher at $34K.

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Primrose Schools doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $31K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $36K and scope of pay is rather limited.


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 47 percent, 20 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Competency in Childhood Education frequently indicates knowledge of People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Director, Preschool

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


For Preschool Assistant Directors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $29K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $30K. Preschool Assistant Directors see a median salary of $31K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $36K, 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 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: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 51%
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