Daycare Director Salary

A Daycare Director earns an average salary of $35,445 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
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$23,052 - $50,118
$23K
$35K
$50K
MEDIAN: $35,445
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50%
90%

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$9.15 - $19.24
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$13
$19
MEDIAN: $12.93
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,052 - $50,118  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,898  
Profit Sharing
$50.00  
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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$20,623 - $47,812  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 238
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.15 - $19.24  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $29.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,898  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.00  
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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$20,623 - $47,812  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 157

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Job Description for Daycare Director

A daycare director oversees the day-to-day operations of a daycare center. The daycare center not only provides parents with adult supervision of their children, but they are often expected to offer early childhood education programs to prepare the child for kindergarten and elementary school. It is the job of the daycare director to ensure that these expectations are met in a safe and nurturing environment.

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Daycare Director Tasks

  • Oversee day-to-day operations including human resources, quality assurance, and facility operations.
  • Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate daycare employees to ensure optimal center operations.
  • Manage the financial aspect of business by creating budgets and ensuring that those budgets are realistic and adhered to.
  • Act as liaison between staff and families, providing high-quality customer service.

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Pay by Experience Level for Daycare Director

Pay by Experience for a Daycare Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Daycare Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 158 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Daycare Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 131 salaries. An experienced Daycare Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 129 salaries. A Daycare Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 67 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,140

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Key Stats for Daycare Director

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Daycare Director Salaries

▲10%

▲9%

▼0%

National Average
$32,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Daycare Director Salaries


National Average
$32,000


People Management
▼10%

Activities for Children
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 28%
dental benefits
Dental: 21%
vision benefits
Vision: 15%
no benefits
None: 69%