Assistant Director, Preschool Salary

The larger portion of Preschool Assistant Directors in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $13.99 per hour. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by residence, followed by career duration and the particular employer. Most Preschool Assistant Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly two in five enjoy medical while just under a third get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one in five. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,419 - $49,118
$23K
$34K
$49K
MEDIAN: $33,557
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50%
90%

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$10.69 - $19.50
$11
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $14.46
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$0$49K
Salary $23,419 - $49,118
Bonus $0.00 - $2,327
Profit Sharing $5,403
Commission $395.48
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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$22,794 - $45,131
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 116
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $10.69 - $19.50
Overtime $12.37 - $26.94
Annual Data $0$45K
Bonus $0.00 - $2,327
Commission $395.48
Profit Sharing $5,403
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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$22,794 - $45,131
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 159

Job Description for Assistant Director, Preschool

The principal function of an assistant director for a preschool is to assist and work closely with the director of the preschool, performing a number of tasks that help ensure the facility functions effectively. They help create and develop the preschool's curriculum, as well as ensure curriculum implementation. Assistant directors for preschools work closely with the director to manage all aspects of the classroom experience; they also interact regularly with instructors, providing training, guidance, and discipline as necessary. These professionals may work directly with children in a variety of settings, helping to create a safe and fun learning environment. Additionally, assistant directors communicate directly with parents, helping resolve concerns, handling payment issues, and providing information on children's progress. The assistant director may also handle logistical elements of the business, such as scheduling, advertising, and marketing.

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Assistant Director, Preschool Tasks

  • Work with the director and teachers to establish, evaluate, and revise curriculum.
  • Assist the director with planning, managing, marketing, and directing a preschool.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Director, Preschool


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Preschool Assistant Directors who go on to become Directors of Preschool may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Director of Preschool, an upper-level role, pays $35K.

Assistant Director, Preschool Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Director, Preschool


Employees of KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $33K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $25K to $45K.

The lowest salaries can be found at Primrose Schools — median pay is $31K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $27K and only reaching $36K.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Director, Preschool

Pay by Experience for an Assistant Director, Preschool has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant Director, Preschool with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 129 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant Director, Preschool with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 126 salaries. An experienced Assistant Director, Preschool which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 107 salaries. An Assistant Director, Preschool with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 30 salaries.

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Key Stats for Assistant Director, Preschool

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Assistant Director, Preschool Salaries

▲9%

▲2%

National Average
$32,000

▼1%

▼10%

Skills That Affect Assistant Director, Preschool Salaries

Team Leadership
▲13%

Curriculum Planning
▲12%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲1%

Budget Management
▲1%

National Average
$32,000


Childhood Education
▼2%

Office Administration
▼5%

Operations Management
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 20%
no benefits
None: 60%