Childcare program administrators are about average in terms of happiness.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, childcare program administrators rate their career happiness 3.2 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 50% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy childcare program administrators are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Graduate teaching assistant
3.4
$33k
Nurse educator
3.4
$77k
Teacher assistant
3.3
$24k
Nanny
3.3
$27k
Community health worker
3.2
$47k
Childcare program administrator
3.2
$47k
Education administrator
3.2
$48k
Childcare worker
3.2
$27k
Distance learning coordinator
3.2
$91k
Preschool teacher
3.2
$30k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are childcare program administrators happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do childcare program administrators find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as childcare program administrators?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are childcare program administrator’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are childcare program administrators making the best use of their abilities?

Are childcare program administrators happy with their salary?

Childcare program administrators rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.7/5. Childcare program administrators tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

We asked childcare program administrators how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

2.7 out of 5 stars

234 childcare program administrators

5 Star
12%

12% of childcare program administrators rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
16%

16% of childcare program administrators rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of childcare program administrators rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
24%

24% of childcare program administrators rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
24%

24% of childcare program administrators rated their compensation 1 stars

Do childcare program administrators find their jobs meaningful?

On average, childcare program administrators rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.5/5. Unlike many careers, childcare program administrators have little difficulty finding meaning in their work, and it likely constitutes one of the main reasons people become childcare program administrators.

We asked childcare program administrators how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

3.5 out of 5 stars

235 childcare program administrators

5 Star
26%

26% of childcare program administrators rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
27%

27% of childcare program administrators rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
26%

26% of childcare program administrators rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
13%

13% of childcare program administrators rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
8%

8% of childcare program administrators rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as childcare program administrators?

Childcare program administrators rated their personality fit with their work an average of 4.0/5. The majority of childcare program administrators find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked childcare program administrators how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

4.0 out of 5 stars

252 childcare program administrators

5 Star
40%

40% of childcare program administrators rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
34%

34% of childcare program administrators rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
14%

14% of childcare program administrators rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
9%

9% of childcare program administrators rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
3%

3% of childcare program administrators rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a childcare program administrator’s work environment?

As a whole, childcare program administrators rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.6/5. A solid majority of childcare program administrators enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a childcare program administrator.

We asked childcare program administrators how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.6 out of 5 stars

254 childcare program administrators

5 Star
27%

27% of childcare program administrators rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
31%

31% of childcare program administrators rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of childcare program administrators rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
13%

13% of childcare program administrators rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
7%

7% of childcare program administrators rated their work environment 1 stars

Are childcare program administrators making the best use of their abilities?

Former childcare program administrators on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.4/5. Most childcare program administrators are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

We asked childcare program administrators how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.4 out of 5 stars

254 childcare program administrators

5 Star
23%

23% of childcare program administrators rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
24%

24% of childcare program administrators rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
28%

28% of childcare program administrators rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
17%

17% of childcare program administrators rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
8%

8% of childcare program administrators rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars