Education Administrator, Preschool or Child Care Center Program Salary

With more than 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 $20K to $51K per year and averages out to $39K per year. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Preschool or Child Care Education Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. More than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and about one-half claim dental coverage as well. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$22,370 - $55,296
$22K
$39K
$55K
MEDIAN: $38,639
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50%
90%

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$9.58 - $21.00
$9
$13
$21
MEDIAN: $12.54
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$22,370 - $55,296  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,990  
Total Pay (?
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$20,452 - $51,370  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.58 - $21.00  
   
Overtime
$14.45 - $24.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,990  
   
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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$20,452 - $51,370  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 62

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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

Pay by Experience for an Education Administrator, Preschool or Child Care Center Program has a positive trend. An entry-level Education Administrator, Preschool or Child Care Center Program with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 45 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Education Administrator, Preschool or Child Care Center Program with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Education Administrator, Preschool or Child Care Center Program which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 54 salaries. An Education Administrator, Preschool or Child Care Center Program with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 33 salaries.

Education Administrator, Preschool or Child Care Center Program Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Education Administrator, Preschool or Child Care Center Program?

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 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Education Administrator, Preschool or Child Care Center Program Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

Experienced
▲13%

National Average
$33,000

Mid-Career
▼6%

Entry-Level
▼9%

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

Operations Management
▲44%

Administration
▲12%

People Management
▲10%


National Average
$33,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 38%
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