Average Daycare Director Salary

$37,013
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$506
Bonus
$2,000
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The average salary for a Daycare Director is $37,013.
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$26k
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$37k
90%
$52k
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What Do Daycare Directors Do?

Daycare Director Tasks
  • Oversee day-to-day operations including human resources, quality assurance, and facility operations.
  • Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate daycare employees to ensure optimal center operations.
  • Manage the financial aspect of business by creating budgets and ensuring that those budgets are realistic and adhered to.
  • Act as liaison between staff and families, providing high-quality customer service.

Job Satisfaction for Daycare Director

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What Are Popular Skills for Daycare Directors?

Skills in Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Activities for Children, Team Leadership, People Management and Childhood Education.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Daycare Directors?

An entry-level Daycare Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $32,840 based on 24 salaries. An early career Daycare Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35,164 based on 205 salaries. A mid-career Daycare Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $38,543 based on 170 salaries. An experienced Daycare Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $38,232 based on 177 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $36,844.
Employees with Daycare Director in their job title in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania earn an average of 26.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (25.6% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (21.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cleveland, Ohio (7.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 709 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.4%
Early Career
28.9%
Mid Career
24.0%
Experienced
25.0%
Late Career
18.8%