Education Administrator, Preschool or Child Care Center Program Salary

With a little over a half of Preschool or Child Care Education Administrators in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Preschool or Child Care Education Administrators is $39K per year and can range from $21K on the lower end to $56K per year near the higher end. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by slightly more than half and dental coverage is claimed by about two-fifths. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$23,691 - $59,624

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$8.97 - $20.50

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$23,691 - $59,624  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,483  
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$20,887 - $56,489  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 186
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Hourly Rate
$8.97 - $20.50  
   
Overtime
$5.75 - $21.13  
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$0.00 - $2,483  
   
Total Pay (?
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$20,887 - $56,489  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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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

  • Plan, manage, market, and direct a preschool or childcare program.
  • Meet with parents to discuss student progress and answer questions about school programs.
  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate facility staff, provide mentoring and training to help teachers improve their skills.
  • 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.

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Professional skills reported by Preschool or Child Care Education Administrators are few in number. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Childhood Education, Administration, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average.

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.


For Preschool or Child Care Education Administrators, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $32K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $35K. Preschool or Child Care Education Administrators bring in $39K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $42K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Education Administrator, Preschool or Child Care Center Program Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$36,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

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

Operations Management
up arrow 10%

Childhood Education
up arrow 3%

Administration
0%

National Average
$36,000

People Management
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 42%
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