Child Care Leader Salary

Earnings for Child Care Leaders in the United States come in at around $11.19 per hour on average. There are far more female Child Care Leaders who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 86 percent. For the most part, Child Care Leaders enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — the larger part lack coverage. On the flip side, around two in five have medical insurance and slightly less than a third receive dental plans. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$14,497 - $41,750
$14K
$29K
$42K
MEDIAN: $29,300
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$9.06 - $16.26
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$11
$16
MEDIAN: $11.27
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$0$41K
Salary $14,497 - $41,750
Bonus $0.00 - $800
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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$18,862 - $35,050
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $9.06 - $16.26
Hourly Tips $0.91
Overtime $10.31 - $25.59
Annual Data $0$35K
Bonus $0.00 - $800
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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$18,862 - $35,050
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 129

Job Description for Child Care Leader

A child care leader works at a child care center and coordinates the daily operations of the center. The child care center may be an after-school program for younger children or a day care center for infants and toddlers. The child care leader will make sure that administrative duties are carried out and that the children are well taken care of.

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Child Care Leader Tasks

  • Teach and monitor groups of children, ensure their safety, enforce rules, and resolve conflicts.
  • Prepare for daily activities before children's arrival, clean and organize the room at the end of the day.
  • Make sure health and safety regulations are met, including participating in emergency drills and filling out injury reports.
  • Engage in regular communications with parents regarding their children and school curriculum.

Common Career Paths for Child Care Leader


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Child Care Leaders who move on to become Directors of Child Care may enjoy significant pay raises, as Directors of Child Care get paid an average of $32K per year. Becoming a Preschool Teacher or a Daycare Teacher is often the next step for a Child Care Leader.

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Pay by Experience Level for Child Care Leader

Pay by Experience for a Child Care Leader has a neutral trend. An entry-level Child Care Leader with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 62 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Child Care Leader with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Child Care Leader which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 30 salaries. A Child Care Leader with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 10 salaries.

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Key Stats for Child Care Leader

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Child Care Leader Salaries

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$24,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼4%

Late-Career
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
no benefits
None: 61%