How Much Does a Head Start Administrator Make?

Updated September 26, 2022

Individually reported data submitted by users of our website

Low Confidence
$39,705/yr
Average Base Pay
Low $33,014
Average $39,705
High $49,159
The average salary for Head Start Administrator is $39,705 per year in the United States.

Related Job Titles to Head Start Administrator

Head Start Teacher
$37,430
US
Per Year
Head Start Director
$77,426
US
Per Year
Head Start Coordinator
$43,883
US
Per Year
Early Head Start Teacher
$31,614
US
Per Year

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Dumas ISD
Head Start
$219,401/yr
$184,373
$254,430
RANGE: $184,373 - $254,430
Santa Clara Pueblo Administrative
Head Start Head Cook
$28,963/yr
$25,462
$32,464
RANGE: $25,462 - $32,464
MERIDEN NEW BRITAIN BERLIN YOUNG MENS
Head Start - Head Teacher
$42,385/yr
$35,659
$49,112
RANGE: $35,659 - $49,112
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
Head Start/Early Head Start Administrative Assistant
$44,726/yr
$39,053
$50,400
RANGE: $39,053 - $50,400
Cape Inc Community Association for Pre-School Educ
Teachers, Early Head Start and Head Start
$47,682/yr
$38,971
$56,393
RANGE: $38,971 - $56,393
Southern Seven Health Department
Early Head Start Teacher at Mounds Head Start
$248,682/yr
$186,442
$310,922
RANGE: $186,442 - $310,922
Southern Seven Health Department
Early Head Start Teacher at Cairo Head Start
$156,807/yr
$125,914
$187,699
RANGE: $125,914 - $187,699
Cardinal Services of Indiana
Head Start/Early Head Start Director
$154,071/yr
$119,525
$188,617
RANGE: $119,525 - $188,617
Southwestern Community Action Council, Inc.
Custodian (Head Start/Early Head Start)
$37,393/yr
$31,594
$43,191
RANGE: $31,594 - $43,191
North Central Community Action Association Head...
Floater for Head Start/Early Head Start
$129,933/yr
$109,892
$149,975
RANGE: $109,892 - $149,975

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Frequently Asked Questions About a Head Start Administrator Salaries

What is the average of a Head Start Administrator in the United States?

The Head Start Administrator salary range is from $33,014 to $49,159, and the average Head Start Administrator salary is $39,705/year in the United States. The Head Start Administrator's salary will change in different locations.

Which location pays the highest Head Start Administrator salary in the United States?

The Head Start Administrator salary in San Jose, CA is $49,829 which is the highest in the US.

What kinds of reasons will influence the Head Start Administrator's salary?

Besides the location, employees' education degree, related skills, and work experience also will influence the salary. Try to improve your skills and experience to get a higher salary for the position of Head Start Administrator.

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$27 Hourly
A Head Start Administrator in Levittown, NY reported making $27 per hour
Levittown, NY
7,6 - 15,000 employees
Part-Time
Company - Public
$37,054 Yearly
A Head Start Administrator in Hilton Head Island, SC reported making $37,054 per year
Hilton Head Island, SC
100 - 200 employees
Full-Time
Company - Private
$3,404 Monthly
A Head Start Administrator in Naperville, IL reported making $3,404 per month
Naperville, IL
1,000 - 3,000 employees
Full-Time
Company - Public
$52,096 Yearly
A Head Start Administrator in Wilmington, DE reported making $52,096 per year
Wilmington, DE
6 - 1,000 employees
Full-Time
Company - Private
$19 Hourly
A Head Start Administrator in Weirton, WV reported making $19 per hour
Weirton, WV
3,000 - 7,6 employees
Part-Time
Company - Public
$41,941 Yearly
A Head Start Administrator in Bloomington, IN reported making $41,941 per year
Bloomington, IN
200 - 6 employees
Full-Time
Company - Private