Assistant Director, Child Care Salary

Assistant Child Care Directors in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $13.30 per hour for pay. Overall cash earnings for Assistant Child Care Directors stretch from $21K on the lower end to $41K near the top, and the heftier packages encompass bonuses that can (rarely) exceed $2K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by the company and years of experience. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, a majority are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by about two in five and dental insurance is reported by slightly less than a third. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,792 - $46,220
$24K
$33K
$46K
MEDIAN: $32,751
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$9.87 - $18.09
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MEDIAN: $13.47
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$0$46K
Salary $23,792 - $46,220
Bonus $0.00 - $1,939
Profit Sharing $0.00
Commission $1,650
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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$21,162 - $41,931
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 375
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $9.87 - $18.09
Hourly Tips $1.00
Overtime $11.97 - $24.37
Annual Data $0$41K
Bonus $0.00 - $1,939
Commission $1,650
Profit Sharing $0.00
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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$21,162 - $41,931
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 627

Job Description for Assistant Director, Child Care

Assistant director positions are found throughout the child care industry, ranging from preschool environments to clinics and academies. Exact educational requirements may vary, but a postsecondary degree in child development or early childhood education is commonly needed. In addition, relevant experience - including in a managerial role - is needed. Many localities also have their own set of certification requirements, and common licenses ranging from CPR to first aid to other forms of safety training are needed

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Assistant Director, Child Care Tasks

  • Assist the director with planning, managing, marketing, and directing a childcare program.
  • Teach and monitor children when needed.
  • Maintain center paperwork, keeping files on each child and proof of meeting government regulations.
  • Supervise and evaluate teachers, provide mentoring and training to help teachers improve their skills.
  • Work with the director and teachers to establish, evaluate, and revise curriculum.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Director, Child Care


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Assistant Child Care Directors sometimes assume positions such as Child Care Center Directors. That role pays $36K per year on average. The most common next step for an Assistant Child Care Director is to become a Director of Child Care or a Director of Preschool. The former position pays an additional $2K per year on average, and the latter position pays $5K more per year.

Assistant Director, Child Care Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Director, Child Care


Many Assistant Child Care Directors can be found at KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc., YMCA, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc, The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development, and The Learning Care Group, Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc pays the most with a median salary of $39K, though there is little variation overall ($29K to $45K).

Offering only $28K on average, YMCA seems to pay the least. Moreover, the pay scale seems pretty narrow there; employees make $20K on the lower end and $35K on the higher end.

Popular Skills for Assistant Director, Child Care


Assistant Child Care Directors seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Organizing, People Management, Operations Management, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Office Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Scheduling and Customer Relationship Management also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Childhood Education tend to be well versed in People Management and Curriculum Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Director, Child Care

Pay by Experience for an Assistant Director, Child Care has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant Director, Child Care with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 371 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant Director, Child Care with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 316 salaries. An experienced Assistant Director, Child Care which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 282 salaries. An Assistant Director, Child Care with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 89 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,100

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Assistant Child Care Directors, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Assistant Child Care Directors will also find cushy salaries in Raleigh (+12 percent), Chicago (+9 percent), Seattle (+7 percent), and Minneapolis (+6 percent). Assistant Child Care Directors in Columbia earn salaries far below the national average by 22 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Workers in Atlanta and Milwaukee earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (20 percent less and 16 percent less, respectively).

Assistant Director, Child Care Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Assistant Director, Child Care?

Assistant Director, Child Care in Mechanicsville:
"Demanding and tough."
Pros: Helping kids and making them happy.
Cons: Company and I work too many hours for the pay.

Assistant Director, Child Care in Henniker:
"Child Care Assistant Director."
Pros: I love that I get to spend time working with kids and adults!
Cons: Kids get sick and so do teachers, but in child care substitutes are not as common. Need a great deal of energy. Stress level.

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Key Stats for Assistant Director, Child Care

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 134 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Assistant Director, Child Care Salaries

▲7%

▼0%

National Average
$30,000

▼2%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Assistant Director, Child Care Salaries

Organizing
▲7%


Operations Management
▲1%

National Average
$30,000



Office Administration
▼9%

Curriculum Planning
▼13%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼16%

Scheduling
▼20%

Office Management
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 134 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
no benefits
None: 55%