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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$24,044 - $51,057
$24K
$36K
$51K
MEDIAN: $35,899
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50%
90%

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$9.02 - $19.38
$9
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $13.28
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$0$51K
Salary $24,044 - $51,057
Bonus $0.00 - $3,800
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$20,738 - $49,187
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 243
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $9.02 - $19.38
Overtime $0.00 - $28.20
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $0.00 - $3,800
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$20,738 - $49,187
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 171

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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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Popular Skills for Daycare Director

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: $32,779

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Daycare Director Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Daycare Director?

Daycare Director in Lewistown:
"A lot of work, little pay."
Pros: Make a difference with kids. Set schedule.
Cons: Poor pay for amount of work. Lots of turnover.

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Key Stats for Daycare Director

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Daycare Director Salaries

▲8%

▲7%

National Average
$33,000

▼2%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Daycare Director Salaries


National Average
$33,000


People Management
▼12%

Activities for Children
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 27%
dental benefits
Dental: 22%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
no benefits
None: 70%
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