Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Daycare Director is $38,847
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 $33,129 based on 20 salaries. An early career Daycare Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $36,924 based on 131 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Daycare Directors Do?
A daycare director oversees the day-to-day operations of a daycare center. The daycare center not only provides parents with adult supervision of their children, but they are often expected to offer early childhood education programs to prepare the child for kindergarten and elementary school. It is the job of the daycare director to ensure that these expectations are met in a safe and nurturing environment.
As an administrator, the daycare director interviews and hires teachers for the …Read more
- 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.