The average annual salary of a day care director in 2012 was $43,950, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Hourly wages averaged $21.13 per hour.
Earnings may be affected by many factors, including the size of a center, the number of clients served and the economic health of the community or neighborhood served. Additionally, earnings for an individual may vary according to experience and training. The field is expected to grow by 17 percent by 2022, a rate considered faster than average. Preparing for employment in the field may include obtaining a bachelor's degree, although some childcare facilities may promote long-term workers.