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Director Child Development Center Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$55,334 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Director Child Development Center is $55,334 a year and $27 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Director Child Development Center is between $38,785 and $68,733. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Director Child Development Center. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Directs activities of preschool, day care center, or other child development facility to provide instruction and care for children: prepares and submits facility budget to board of trustees, administrative agency, or owner for approval.
  • Authorizes purchase of instructional materials and teaching aids, such as books, toys, and games designed to stimulate learning.
  • Interviews and recommends hiring of teaching and service staff.
  • Confers with parents regarding facility activities, policies, and enrollment procedures.
  • Confers with teaching staff regarding child's behavioral or learning problems, and recommends methods of modifying inappropriate behavior and encouraging learning experiences.
  • Reviews and evaluates facility activities to ensure conformance to state and local regulations.
  • Reviews and approves menu plans and food purchases.
  • May arrange medical attention for ill or injured child in accordance with parental instructions.
  • May perform classroom teaching duties during absence of regular teacher.
  • May be designated director, child development center; director, nursery school.
Director Child Development Center Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program

Job family population: 49,130

Estimated population of Director Child Development Center jobs: 44,802

Rate of error: 1.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Director Child Development Center Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Site Director
May 24
Chicago, IL, USA
Carole Robertson Center for Learning
The Carole Robertson Center for Learning is a private non-profit organization serving more than 650 ... Degrees attained in other fields must include credits in ECE/Child Development that are equivalent ...
Assistant Director
May 14
Chicago, IL, USA
Kids & Company
... center staff shall be met. 1) All new child care directors hired on or after July 1, 2017 s hall have a minimum of an associate degree in child development or early childhood education, or the ...
Daycare Director
May 2
Chicago, IL, USA
McKinley and Company Recruitment
Our Client located in Chicago, IL (South Side) is looking for a Early Child Development Center Director: Description: * Manages the daily operations with full accountability for a full day, full-year ...
Assistant Director 1
May 22
Chicago, United States
Bright Horizons
At this innovative and thriving urban "mega" center, complete with rooftop gardens, children ... Career growth through ongoing professional development, training, and transfer opportunities.
Preschool Assistant Director
Mar 12
Chicago, IL, USA
Busy Bees Learning School
Associate's degree in early childhood education or child development ;Bachelor's degree in early ... Clear background check and good health record Responsibilities The Center Assistant Director will ...
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