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Assistant Director, Preschool Salary

Most Preschool Assistant Directors in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $13.00 per hour. Career duration and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Preschool Assistant Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — just over a half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a little less than one-half and dental plans are enjoyed by close to a third. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$23,493 - $46,723
(Median)
$23K
$33K
$47K
MEDIAN: $32,952
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$9.68 - $17.47
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,493 - $46,723  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,966  
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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$21,286 - $42,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 223
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.68 - $17.47  
   
Overtime
$3.93 - $25.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,966  
   
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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$21,286 - $42,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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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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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Preschool Assistant Directors report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. 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 46 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $29K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $30K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Preschool Assistant Directors make a median salary of $31K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Preschool Assistant Director with more than 20 years of experience can earn $36K on average.

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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 46%

Team Leadership
up arrow 20%

Budget Management
up arrow 7%

Childhood Education
up arrow 4%

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 73 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 46% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 52%