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Education Administrator, Preschool or Child Care Center Program Salary

Preschool or Child Care Education Administrators in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and slightly more than half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $40K annually, but may range from $21K to $58K per year. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just over two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by over one-half and dental coverage is claimed by nearly two in five. Most Preschool or Child Care Education Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,760 - $60,462
(Median)
$24K
$40K
$60K
MEDIAN: $39,692
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$8.99 - $20.43
(Median)
$9
$13
$20
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,760 - $60,462  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,517  
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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$20,598 - $57,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 179
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.99 - $20.43  
   
Overtime
$8.84 - $26.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,517  
   
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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$20,598 - $57,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72

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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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Job skills reported by Preschool or Child Care Education Administrators are limited. 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.


Preschool or Child Care Education Administrators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $31K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $35K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Preschool or Child Care Education Administrators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $39K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $42K.

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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 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

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

Operations Management
up arrow 10%


National Average
$36,000

Administration
up arrow 1%

People Management
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 43%
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