The average pay for a Daycare Director is $31,845 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Daycare Director Total Pay (?
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$20,702 - $48,851
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MEDIAN: $31,845
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Daycare Director Total Pay (?
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$8.84 - $15.78
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,702 - $48,851  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,973  
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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$19,676 - $45,793  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 463
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.84 - $15.78  
   
Overtime
$0.25 - $22.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,973  
   
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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$19,676 - $45,793  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 463
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Job Description for Daycare Director
  • 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.
  • 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.
Pay by Experience Level for Daycare Director
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Daycare Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%
Experienced
up arrow 7%
National Average
$30,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Daycare Director Salaries

Childhood Education
0%
National Average
$30,000
Operations Management
up arrow 1%
People Management
up arrow 7%
Activities for Children
up arrow 31%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 83 votes.
Gender
Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 31% dental benefits Dental: 22%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 68%
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