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Preschool and Childcare Center Directors Pay Salary

The median annual wage of preschool and childcare center directors was $42,960 in May 2010. 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 $27,210, and the top 10 percent earned more than $85,110.

In May 2010, the median annual wages of preschool and childcare center directors in the top employing industries were as follows:

Elementary and secondary schools; state, local, and private $70,670
Individual and family services46,000
Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional,
and similar organizations
Child day care services39,200

Preschool and childcare center directors generally work full time. Some work more than 40 hours per week.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition