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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 $45,847
Low $33,028
High $63,640
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a child care director is $45,847 per year in the United States. 1.6k salaries reported, updated at August 4, 2022.

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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. Rainbow Child Development Center
    29 reviews14 salaries reported
    $73,640per year
  2. $61,475per year
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Highest paying cities for Child Care Directors in United States

  1. Seattle, WA
    $56,197 per year
    40 salaries reported
  2. Austin, TX
    $47,841 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $45,454 per year
    12 salaries reported
  1. Cleveland, OH
    $44,637 per year
    15 salaries reported
  2. Louisville, KY
    $39,939 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. St. Louis, MO
    $38,519 per year
    6 salaries reported
  1. Tampa, FL
    $34,255 per year
    11 salaries reported
  2. Fort Wayne, IN
    $32,408 per year
    22 salaries reported
  3. York, PA
    $31,987 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?

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Common questions about salaries for a Child Care Director

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