Assistant Director, Preschool Salary

Women account for the majority of Preschool Assistant Directors in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $13.50 per hour. Total cash compensation to Preschool Assistant Directors bottoms out near $22K and approaches $43K on the high end; the bigger paychecks include bonuses that can occasionally surpass $2K. Career length is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and geography are driving factors as well. Health benefits are not claimed by all — approximately half lack any form of coverage — but close to one-half have medical insurance, and nearly one in three have dental, too. The majority of Preschool Assistant Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,285 - $46,898
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$23K
$33K
$47K
MEDIAN: $33,025
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$9.96 - $18.22
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,285 - $46,898  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,850  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
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$22,149 - $42,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 250
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Hourly Rate
$9.96 - $18.22  
   
Overtime
$0.80 - $27.09  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,850  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$22,149 - $42,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 275
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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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Many Preschool Assistant Directors advance their careers by becoming Directors of Preschool, who report a slightly higher median income of $34K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Director, Preschool


The biggest paychecks can be found at KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc. — the median salary there is $33K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $25K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $45K.

Preschool Assistant Directors will find the worst pay at Primrose Schools, where the median salary crawls in at $31K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $36K, leaving little room for growth.

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. 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 $31K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Preschool Assistant Directors make a median salary of $32K. Preschool Assistant Directors who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is 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

Team Leadership
up arrow 18%

Curriculum Planning
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Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 5%

Budget Management
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People Management
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Childhood Education
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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
34%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
medical benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 50%
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