Manager, Child Care Center Salary

Women account for the majority of Child Care Center Managers in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $35K annually. Although one-half lack health benefits of any kind, roughly one-half do enjoy medical insurance, and over a third get dental coverage, too. The majority of Child Care Center Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$23,804 - $54,668
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$55K
MEDIAN: $35,350
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90%

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$8.53 - $16.88
(Median)
$8
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$23,804 - $54,668  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
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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$19,875 - $51,587  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.53 - $16.88  
   
Overtime
$14.06  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
   
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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$19,875 - $51,587  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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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 usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Training Management, Organizational Development, and Procedures can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Procedures and Organizational Development. Most people who know Organizational Development also know Training Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Manager, Child Care Center

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Child Care Center Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $29K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $30K on average. On average, Child Care Center Managers make $34K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Manager, Child Care Center Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$31,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Manager, Child Care Center Salaries

Training Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$31,000

Organizational Development
up arrow 3%

Procedures
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
medical benefits
Vision: 29%
dental benefits
None: 49%
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