$40,651
Avg. Salary
$14.85
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,018

Profit Sharing

$600

The average pay for a Child Care Center Director with Childhood Education skills is $14.85 per hour.

The average pay for a Child Care Center Director with Childhood Education skills is $40,651 per year.

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MEDIAN $15
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MEDIAN $40,651
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MEDIAN: $40,651
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$0$58K
Salary $26,869 - $58,811
Bonus $0.00 - $5,795
Profit Sharing $600
Total Pay (?
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$25,227 - $57,116
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 545
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $10.57 - $20.99
Overtime $14.77 - $26.11
Annual Data $0$57K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,795
Profit Sharing $600
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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$25,227 - $57,116
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 203

Job Description for Child Care Center Director

Child care center directors oversee the administrative and day-to-day operations of day care centers, preschools, and other short-term child care facilities. Their duties include ensuring a safe and education environment for children, evaluating the finances of their facility, and advising teachers and other subordinates in curriculum and activities. They also monitor services to ensure that all licensing standards are met, represent the child care center in the accreditation process, brainstorm and implement marketing campaigns, and serve as tour guide of the facility. These directors may also play a role in enrolling children, and they play a role in ensuring all services meet the expectations of parents and children.

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Child Care Center Director Tasks

  • Maintain school paperwork, keeping files on each child, attendance and incident reports, and proof of meeting government regulations.
  • Manage the budget, paying expenses for facilities, authorizing purchases, and ensuring adequate revenue is coming in.
  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate facility staff, provide mentoring and training to help teachers improve their skills.
  • Plan, manage, market, and direct a preschool or childcare program.
  • Meet with parents to discuss student progress and answer questions about school programs.

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Pay by Experience Level for Child Care Center Director

Pay by Experience for a Child Care Center Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Child Care Center Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 126 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Child Care Center Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 124 salaries. An experienced Child Care Center Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 168 salaries. A Child Care Center Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 95 salaries.

Child Care Center Director Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Child Care Center Director in Frederick:
Be positive. Positivity is contagious to your team.

Child Care Center Director in Dallas:
"Good lots of resources."
Pros: Lots of resources and new connections.
Cons: Traffic jams and ongoing construction.

Child Care Center Director in Camp Hill:
"Long Hours."
Be certain to have your job description written.

Child Care Center Director in Philadelphia:
Pros: Talking with children, parents.
Cons: Disrespectful employees.

Child Care Center Director in Pineville:
"Rewarding but challenging."
Pros: Team work.
Cons: Not enough pay.

Child Care Center Director in Boise:
"Childcare Center Director."
Pros: Working with the employees and the children.
Cons: Everyone's complaints come straight to me.

Child Care Center Director in Raleigh:
"Hands On Experience Working In A Fast Paced Environment With Challenges."
Pros: I love puttting a smile on child's face daily because it is a rewarding experience reaching one child one day at a time. I love mentoring teachers, and seeing their fullest potential come out.
Cons: Dealing with unprofessional people who do not need to work with children no how.

Key Stats for Child Care Center Director

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
24%

Experience Affects Child Care Center Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲10%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Experienced
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 48%