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$38,722 - AU$68,259
AU$39K
AU$51K
AU$68K
MEDIAN: AU$50,724
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50%
90%
AU$20.12 - AU$29.85
AU$20
AU$24
AU$30
MEDIAN: AU$24.19
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90%
AU$0AU$68K
Salary AU$38,722 - AU$68,259
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$41,530 - AU$62,665
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 161
Hourly Data AU$0AU$39
Hourly Rate AU$20.12 - AU$29.85
Hourly Tips AU$1.01
Overtime AU$18.60 - AU$39.73
Annual Data AU$0AU$62K
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$41,530 - AU$62,665
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,021

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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 AU$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 AU$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 AU$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 AU$53,000 based on 42 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$50,412

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Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Early Childhood Educator (ECE)?

Early Childhood Educator (ECE) in Bendigo:
"Frustrating."
Pros: Nurturing caring and educating the children.
Cons: Misleading communication. Staff treated diffrently. Favouritsum. Diffrent rules for diffrent people. Honest support. Integraty and trust, Not being able to make the childrens day to day health and wellbeing my priority, as there is unclear amounts of paperwork, for what, why, how. Not being able to use your own capabilitys, that in your heart you now is right .But others make you feel that the good job you are doing (With Paper Work) is not worth the paper its written on.

Early Childhood Educator (ECE) in Gosford:
"Stress level."
Pros: The children are very loving and caring.
Cons: The not so great pay. At times I feel unappreciated, and trying not to step on anyones toes.

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Key Stats for Early Childhood Educator (ECE)

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Salaries

▲5%

▲4%

▲2%

National Average
AU$50,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Salaries

Teaching
▲10%

Team Leadership
▲9%

National Average
AU$50,000

Childhood Education
▼1%

diploma
▼11%

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 93%
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