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Education Administrator, Preschool or Child Care Center Program Salary

Preschool or Child Care Education Administrators in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent a little more than half of Preschool or Child Care Education Administrators. Salaries average out to around $40K per year and spread from $21K to $59K per year. Job satisfaction for Preschool or Child Care Education Administrators is high. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, slightly more than half have medical insurance and more than a third receive dental plans. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$23,714 - $60,563
(Median)
$24K
$40K
$61K
MEDIAN: $39,692
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90%

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$9.17 - $20.56
(Median)
$9
$13
$21
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,714 - $60,563  
   
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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$20,768 - $58,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 177
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.17 - $20.56  
   
Overtime
$8.84 - $26.38  
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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$20,768 - $58,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69

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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 usually report a few specific skills. 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $31K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $35K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Preschool or Child Care Education Administrators make a median salary of $39K. Preschool or Child Care Education Administrators who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $42K on average.

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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%

Childhood Education
up arrow 2%

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
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 43%
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