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.
Read More
$24,057 - $51,033
$24K
$36K
$51K
MEDIAN: $35,977
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$9.09 - $19.75
$9
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $13.73
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$0$51K
Salary $24,057 - $51,033
Bonus $0.00 - $3,551
Profit Sharing $525
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).
)
$21,204 - $49,541
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 231
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $9.09 - $19.75
Overtime $0.00 - $27.78
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $0.00 - $3,551
Profit Sharing $525
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).
)
$21,204 - $49,541
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 168

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

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.

Read More...

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.

Daycare Director Job Listings

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: $33,197

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

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.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Daycare Director

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%
ADVERTISEMENT
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Daycare Director Salaries

▲7%

▲6%

National Average
$33,000

▼3%

▼10%

Skills That Affect Daycare Director Salaries

National Average
$33,000



People Management
▼13%

Activities for Children
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 29%
dental benefits
Dental: 22%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
no benefits
None: 67%
ADVERTISEMENT