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Daycare Director Salary

A Daycare Director earns an average salary of $31,720 per year. This job's salary does not change very much with experience.
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$20,159 - $47,472
(Median)
$20K
$32K
$47K
MEDIAN: $31,719
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50%
90%

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$9.10 - $17.18
(Median)
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$20,159 - $47,472  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,247  
Profit Sharing
$25.00 - $1,500  
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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$19,876 - $45,179  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 380
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.10 - $17.18  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $22.98  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,247  
   
Profit Sharing
$25.00 - $1,500  
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).
)
$19,876 - $45,179  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 156

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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

  • 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.

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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 9%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Daycare Director Salaries

National Average
$30,000

Childhood Education
up arrow 1%

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

People Management
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 30% dental benefits Dental: 21%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 68%