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Manager, Child Care Center Salary

Women comprise the majority of Child Care Center Managers in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $35K per year on average. Most Child Care Center Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. More than two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and just over two-fifths claim dental coverage as well.
$21,287 - $52,304
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MEDIAN: $34,788
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$8.71 - $19.29
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$21,287 - $52,304  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,093  
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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$20,297 - $50,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.71 - $19.29  
   
Overtime
$6.00 - $17.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,093  
   
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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$20,297 - $50,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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Job Description for Manager, Child Care Center

  • 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


Child Care Center Managers note just a narrow range of job 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. Most people who know Organizational Development also know Procedures.

Pay by Experience Level for Manager, Child Care Center

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $30K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $29K. Child Care Center Managers see a median salary of $35K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Experience Affects Manager, Child Care Center Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$33,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Manager, Child Care Center Salaries

Training Management
up arrow 2%

Organizational Development
up arrow 1%

National Average
$33,000

Procedures
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 42%