Education Administrator, Preschool or Child Care Center Program Salary

The majority of Preschool or Child Care Education Administrators in the United States — just over a half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $21K to $59K per year, and the median is $40K per year. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Some workers in this field — more than two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a little more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by roughly two in five. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$23,691 - $60,113
(Median)
$24K
$40K
$60K
MEDIAN: $39,608
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$9.11 - $20.47
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$9
$13
$20
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,691 - $60,113  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
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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$20,664 - $58,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 176
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.11 - $20.47  
   
Overtime
$5.75 - $26.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
   
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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$20,664 - $58,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61

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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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Preschool or Child Care Education Administrators who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Childhood Education, Operations Management, 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.


For Preschool or Child Care Education Administrators, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $31K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $35K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $40K in this role. Preschool or Child Care Education Administrators who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $42K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

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


Operations Management
up arrow 4%

People Management
0%

National Average
$37,000

Administration
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 43%