With just over a half of Preschool or Child Care Education Administrators in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $21K to $54K per year and averages out to $40K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Preschool or Child Care Education Administrators is high. Some workers in this field — over a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by approximately one-half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$24,916 - $64,571
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$65K
MEDIAN: $39,589
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$9.25 - $22.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$24,916 - $64,571  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,007  
Total Pay (?
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$20,577 - $54,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.25 - $22.46  
   
Overtime
$11.74 - $31.81  
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,007  
   
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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$20,577 - $54,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 64

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Job Description for Education Administrator, Preschool or Child Care Center Program

The primary responsibility of program education administrators in pre-school and child care is to provide educational assistance to both teachers and teachers' assistants. This may include allocating money for supplies to educate students and ensuring that they are progressing and learning efficiently. Those in this position are also in charge of directing and guiding teachers, ensuring that facilities are maintained properly, resolving any issues which may arise, and directing the care that is provided to children.

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Education Administrator, Preschool or Child Care Center Program Tasks

  • Maintain school paperwork, keeping files on each child, attendance and incident reports, and proof of meeting government regulations.
  • Manage the budget, paying expenses for facilities, authorizing purchases, and ensuring adequate revenue is coming in.
  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate facility staff, provide mentoring and training to help teachers improve their skills.
  • Plan, manage, market, and direct a preschool or childcare program.
  • Meet with parents to discuss student progress and answer questions about school programs.

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Pay by Experience Level for Education Administrator, Preschool or Child Care Center Program

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $31K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $31K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $37K in this role. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Preschool or Child Care Education Administrators with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $41K.

Education Administrator, Preschool or Child Care Center Program Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Education Administrator, Preschool or Child Care Center Program in Fostoria:
"Very stressful."
Preschool is real school that requires staff that are dedicated to the care, nurturing, and education of young children. That being said they are still young children that deserve to have a childhood that is full of time to explore, experience, and the freedom to learn in a way that you only experience during childhood. It can be very stressful and at the same time extremely rewarding. Working with young children requires an adult who is patient, kind, and understanding with a good sense of humor and love for what they do. You need to be flexible, willing to learn something new everyday and always open to try new things. Children are wise beyond their years and you will learn more from them than you will ever imagine. They are not a blank slate they are full of ideas, thoughts, questions, and knowledge.

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Key Stats for Education Administrator, Preschool or Child Care Center Program

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Education Administrator, Preschool or Child Care Center Program Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Education Administrator, Preschool or Child Care Center Program Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 39%

Administration
up arrow 8%


People Management
up arrow 6%

National Average
$34,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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