Childcare Worker Salary (Australia)

The average pay for a Childcare Worker is AU$19.90 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.
Childcare Worker Salary (?
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AU$24,874 - AU$50,730
(Median)
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51K
MEDIAN: AU$38,879
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Childcare Worker Salary (?
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AU$16.44 - AU$24.42
(Median)
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MEDIAN: AU$19.00
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National Salary Data

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AU$0AU$17KAU$34KAU$51K
Salary
AU$24,874 - AU$50,730  
   
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$98.63  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$33,530 - AU$50,940  
PayScale
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 2 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 89
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$12AU$24AU$36
Hourly Rate
AU$16.44 - AU$24.42  
   
Overtime
AU$0.00 - AU$35.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$24KAU$48KAU$72K
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$98.63  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
AU$33,530 - AU$50,940  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 2 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,089
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Pay by Experience Level for Childcare Worker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Newcastle
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Darwin
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Canberra
0%
National Average
AU$41,000
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Adelaide
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Gold Coast
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Cairns
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Childcare Worker Reviews

What is it like working as a Childcare Worker?
Childcare Worker in kyabram:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Seeing kids learn and develop.
Cons: Reporting cases of child abuse.
Childcare Worker in emerald:
Pros: The kids are the best part about going to work and being able to change there lives.
Cons: The pay rate is shit and the way we get treated by the government.

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Experience Affects Childcare Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
AU$41,000

Skills That Affect Childcare Worker Salaries

Childhood Education
up arrow 2%
Activities for Children
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National Average
AU$41,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
97%
female alumni
 
Male
3%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 6% dental benefits Dental: 1%
vision benefits Vision: 1% employee benefits None: 94%
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