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Child Care Center Director Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Child Care Center Director is $37,281 per year. A skill in People Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Child Care Center Director Salary (?
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$25,074 - $53,054
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MEDIAN: $37,281
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Child Care Center Director Salary (?
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$9.86 - $19.58
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,074 - $53,054  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,105  
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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$23,837 - $51,509  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 298
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $19.58  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $29.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,105  
   
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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$23,837 - $51,509  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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Job Description for Child Care Center Director

Child care center directors oversee the administrative and day-to-day operations of day care centers, preschools, and other short-term child care facilities. Their duties include ensuring a safe and education environment for children, evaluating the finances of their facility, and advising teachers and other subordinates in curriculum and activities. They also monitor services to ensure that all licensing standards are met, represent the child care center in the accreditation process, brainstorm and implement marketing campaigns, and serve as tour guide of the facility. These directors may also play a role in enrolling children, and they play a role in ensuring all services meet the expectations of parents and children.
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Child Care Center Director Tasks
  • Ensure an educational, caring and safe environment for children enrolled in child care.
  • Direct operation of child care center or preschool.
  • Set educational standards and goals, and establish programs to carry them out.
  • Allocate funds for staff, supplies, materials and equipment.
  • Recruit, select and retain quality staff.

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Pay by Experience Level for Child Care Center Director

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

Pay Difference By Location

Houston
up arrow 19%
Atlanta
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Seattle
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National Average
$35,000
Orlando
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Indianapolis
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.

Child Care Center Director Reviews

What is it like working as a Child Care Center Director?
Child Care Center Director in Boise:
"Childcare Center Director."
Pros: Working with the employees and the children.
Cons: Everyone's complaints come straight to me.
Child Care Center Director in Raleigh:
"Hands On Experience Working In A Fast Paced Environment With Challenges."
Pros: I love puttting a smile on child's face daily because it is a rewarding experience reaching one child one day at a time. I love mentoring teachers, and seeing their fullest potential come out.
Cons: Dealing with unprofessional people who do not need to work with children no how.

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Experience Affects Child Care Center Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
National Average
$35,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Child Care Center Director Salaries

People Management
up arrow 17%
Operations Management
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National Average
$35,000
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
97%
female alumni
 
Male
3%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 53%