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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 a little more than half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $40K per year, but may range from $21K to $58K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Preschool or Child Care Education Administrators. 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 a little more than half and dental coverage is claimed by more than a third. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$23,845 - $60,052
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60K
MEDIAN: $39,527
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$8.90 - $20.39
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,845 - $60,052  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,447  
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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$20,593 - $58,442  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 182
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.90 - $20.39  
   
Overtime
$11.50 - $25.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,447  
   
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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$20,593 - $58,442  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 65
United States (change)

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

  • 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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Preschool or Child Care Education Administrators only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Childhood Education, People Management, and Administration 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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $30K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $36K. Preschool or Child Care Education Administrators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $40K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $42K on average.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

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

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

Childhood Education
0%

People Management
0%

National Average
$37,000

Administration
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 43%