Manager, Child Care Center Salary
Women make up the vast majority of Child Care Center Managers in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $12.21 per hour. While one-half report receiving no health benefits, close to one-half do receive medical coverage, and two in five have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Manager, Child Care Center
A manager of a child care center oversees the operation of a childcare facility. The manager will usually oversee multiple employees. It is important to make sure that the employees are carrying out duties in a professional and caring manner. There may be sales goals that need to be achieved, so the childcare center manager should carry out marketing efforts. It may also be necessary to personally give tours to prospective customers.Read More...
It is important to have strong knowledge of what is offered at the facility and how it compares to competing businesses, in order to be able to appeal to potential clients. Administrative duties, such as payroll, keeping finance records, and administering employee evaluations, are carried out by the manager. The manager may have to develop the mission and curriculum for the childcare center, which aids in the development of good physical, emotional, and mental health of the children that attend. In smaller childcare centers, the manager will also have childcare and teaching duties.
State certification relating to childcare directing may be required. Usually, a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a related field is necessary. This job can be physically strenuous since it is often necessary to lead the children in exercises, and it may be required to stand and walk for a large majority of the shift. The ability to lift heavy items is often a physical requirement. Past experience within the childcare field is also necessary, since this is an advanced position.
Manager, Child Care Center Tasks
- Manage the budget, paying expenses for facilities and monitoring income and expenditures.
- Hire, supervise, and evaluate care center staff babysitting and teaching children.
- Maintain center paperwork, including files on each child and proof of meeting government regulations.
- Oversee the daily operation of a childcare center, plan and coordinate center programs.
- Meet with parents to answer questions, address concerns, and report on children’s progress and behavior.
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Popular Skills for Manager, Child Care Center
Survey takers who work as Child Care Center Managers report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Training Management, Procedures, and Organizational Development can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those listing Organizational Development as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Procedures and Training Management also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Organizational Development are, more often than not, also skilled in Procedures.
Pay by Experience Level for Manager, Child Care Center
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $27K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $31K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $32K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $30K.