Average Director, Preschool Salary

$41,582
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$992
Bonus
$0
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The average salary for a Director, Preschool is $41,582.
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$29k
MEDIAN
$42k
90%
$61k
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What Do Director, Preschools Do?

Director, Preschool Tasks
  • Hire, supervise, direct, and evaluate preschool staff and teachers, design, and implement curriculum.
  • Direct marketing activities to promote the preschool to parents, including placing ads and maintaining a website.
  • Meet with parents to discuss student progress and answer questions about school programs.
  • Maintain school paperwork, keeping files on each child, attendance and incident reports, and proof of meeting government regulations.
  • Manage the school budget, paying expenses for facilities, authorize purchases, and ensure adequate revenue is coming in.

Job Satisfaction for Director, Preschool

4.3 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Director, Preschool are from the companies Presbyterian Church, KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc. and First United Methodist Church. Reported salaries are highest at KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc. where the average pay is $49,122. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Primrose Schools and YMCA, earning around $47,266 and $40,588, respectively. First United Methodist Church pays the lowest at around $35,234. Presbyterian Church and Community Preschool also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $37,500 and $39,221, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Director, Preschools?

Skills in Childhood Education, Administration, People Management, Operations Management and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Director, Preschools?

An entry-level Director, Preschool with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $34,438 based on 18 salaries. An early career Director, Preschool with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $37,385 based on 317 salaries. A mid-career Director, Preschool with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40,676 based on 350 salaries. An experienced Director, Preschool with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,257 based on 663 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $47,073.
Employees with Director, Preschool in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 44.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (33.2% more) and San Diego, California (27.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (2.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,811 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.0%
Early Career
17.5%
Mid Career
19.3%
Experienced
36.6%
Late Career
25.6%