Education Administrator, Preschool or Child Care Center Program Salary

Slightly more than half of Preschool or Child Care Education Administrators in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $21K to $58K per year, but median earnings come to around $40K per year. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, just over a half have medical insurance and around two in five receive dental plans. Job satisfaction for Preschool or Child Care Education Administrators is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$23,668 - $60,163
(Median)
$24K
$40K
$60K
MEDIAN: $39,629
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$8.98 - $20.83
(Median)
$9
$12
$21
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,668 - $60,163  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,483  
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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$20,716 - $57,708  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 185
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.98 - $20.83  
   
Overtime
$5.75 - $21.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,483  
   
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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$20,716 - $57,708  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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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 many Preschool or Child Care Education Administrators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $32K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $35K. Preschool or Child Care Education Administrators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $39K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $42K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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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%


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: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 43%
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