Manager, Child Care Center Salary

Most Child Care Center Managers in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $35K annually. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Although just over two-fifths lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and more than two-fifths get dental coverage, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$20,673 - $52,300

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$8.62 - $19.55

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,673 - $52,300  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
Total Pay (?
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$20,048 - $50,522  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 78
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.62 - $19.55  
   
Overtime
$9.83 - $14.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
   
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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$20,048 - $50,522  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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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


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Child Care Center Managers who took the survey. Those who have experience with Training Management, Organizational Development, and Procedures can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Procedures and Organizational Development. For most people, competency in Organizational Development indicates knowledge of Procedures.

Pay by Experience Level for Manager, Child Care Center

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


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $30K on average. It may be worth noting that those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a lower median salary of $30K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $34K in this role. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

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Experience Affects Manager, Child Care Center Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Manager, Child Care Center Salaries

Training Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$32,000

Organizational Development
up arrow 4%

Procedures
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 45%
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