Education and Childcare Administrators, Preschool and Daycare

General Information

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate academic or nonacademic activities of preschools or childcare centers and programs, including before- and after-school care.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of preschool and childcare center directors is projected to grow 11 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. About 5,300 openings for preschool and childcare center directors are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$49,160

State-by-state Salary

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$69,290
$34,500
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Associate's degree 31%
  • High school 25%
  • Some college 19%
  • Bachelor's degree 10%
  • Post-secondary certificate 6%
  • Post baccalaureate 5%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Clerical
  • Administration and Management
  • Education and Training
  • Personnel and Human Resources

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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