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Child care director salary in United States

How much does a Child Care Director make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $47,777
Low $33,106
High $68,950
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a child care director is $47,777 per year in the United States. 2.8k salaries reported, updated at September 21, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Top companies for Child Care Directors in United States

  1. Bright Horizons Family Solutions
    3,104 reviews6 salaries reported
    $73,973per year
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Highest paying cities for Child Care Directors near United States

  1. Seattle, WA
    $67,308 per year
    17 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $57,022 per year
    22 salaries reported
  3. Philadelphia, PA
    $45,747 per year
    33 salaries reported
  1. York, PA
    $42,070 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $41,348 per year
    38 salaries reported
  3. Council Bluffs, IA
    $39,834 per year
    5 salaries reported
  1. Glendale, AZ
    $39,646 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. Wausau, WI
    $35,708 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Memphis, TN
    $35,605 per year
    5 salaries reported
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Where can a Child Care Director earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Child Care Directors

Top skills
Microsoft Word

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15 jobs18
20 jobs46
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Most common benefits for Child Care Directors

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 21 ratings

52% of Child Care Directors in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Childcare Provider

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Average $15.15 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Child Care Director

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