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.

$19,744 - $62,638
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$38K
$63K
MEDIAN: $37,588
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$8.42 - $17.47
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$19,744 - $62,638  
   
Bonus
$550  
Total Pay (?
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$18,464 - $50,167  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.42 - $17.47  
   
Overtime
$14.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$550  
   
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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$18,464 - $50,167  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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.

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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.

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Experience Affects Manager, Child Care Center Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
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National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Manager, Child Care Center Salaries

National Average
$29,000


Procedures
up arrow 14%

Organizational Development
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 50%
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