The median annual wage for preschool and childcare center directors was $45,670 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $28,890, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $86,870.
In May 2015, the median annual wages for preschool and childcare center directors in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
Elementary and secondary schools; state, local, and private
Individual and family services
Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations
Child day care services
Preschool and childcare center directors generally work full time. Some work more than 40 hours per week. When childcare centers are open, a director must always be on staff, so directors and assistant directors stagger their schedules to ensure that someone is always available.
Preschool and Childcare Center Directors
Median annual wages, May 2015
Preschool and childcare center directors
Total, all occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics