The average pay for an Early Childhood Educator (ECE) is AU$23.91 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in Teaching is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

AU$38,799 - AU$67,497
AU$39K
AU$50K
AU$67K
MEDIAN: AU$50,202
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AU$19.86 - AU$29.51
AU$20
AU$24
AU$30
MEDIAN: AU$23.91
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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$23KAU$46KAU$69K
Salary
AU$38,799 - AU$67,497  
   
Bonus
AU$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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AU$40,972 - AU$61,932  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 150
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$14AU$28AU$42
Hourly Rate
AU$19.86 - AU$29.51  
   
Overtime
AU$19.73 - AU$39.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$28KAU$56KAU$84K
Bonus
AU$1,000  
   
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$40,972 - AU$61,932  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 918

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Pay by Experience Level for Early Childhood Educator (ECE)

Pay by Experience for an Early Childhood Educator (ECE) has a positive trend. An entry-level Early Childhood Educator (ECE) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 720 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Early Childhood Educator (ECE) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 274 salaries. An experienced Early Childhood Educator (ECE) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 189 salaries. An Early Childhood Educator (ECE) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 42 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$49,829

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Key Stats for Early Childhood Educator (ECE)

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Salaries

▲6%

▲5%

▲3%

National Average
AU$50,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Salaries

Teaching
▲11%

Team Leadership
▲10%

Childhood Education
▼0%

National Average
AU$50,000

diploma
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 93%