A Child Care / Day Care Worker earns an average wage of AU$21.41 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

AU$21,600 - AU$55,855
AU$22K
AU$41K
AU$56K
MEDIAN: AU$40,826
10%
50%
90%
AU$18.34 - AU$26.36
AU$18
AU$22
AU$26
MEDIAN: AU$21.74
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$55K
Salary AU$21,600 - AU$55,855
Bonus AU$350.00
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$36,782 - AU$55,201
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 59
Hourly Data AU$0AU$32
Hourly Rate AU$18.34 - AU$26.36
Hourly Tips AU$1.25
Overtime AU$1.48 - AU$32.20
Annual Data AU$0AU$55K
Bonus AU$350.00
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$36,782 - AU$55,201
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 430

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Pay by Experience Level for Child Care / Day Care Worker

Pay by Experience for a Child Care / Day Care Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Child Care / Day Care Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$43,000 based on 370 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Child Care / Day Care Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$48,000 based on 126 salaries. An experienced Child Care / Day Care Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$49,000 based on 67 salaries. A Child Care / Day Care Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$44,000 based on 11 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$45,103

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Child Care / Day Care Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Child Care / Day Care Worker?

Child Care / Day Care Worker in Sydney:
"ITS GOOD."
Pros: THE CHILDREN AND CO WORKERS, ITS A VERY NICE CENTRE.
Cons: LAZY CO WORKERS, WHEN SOME ONE DOES SOMETHING WRONG IT AFFECTS THE WHOLE DAY.

Child Care / Day Care Worker in Griffith:
"Work."
Pros: Interacting with children. Socialising with staff. Meeting parents. Meeting new children.
Cons: -Staff getting in trouble for things going wrong because the director is hardly around. -People assuming I can work extra hours without asking me.

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Key Stats for Child Care / Day Care Worker

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Child Care / Day Care Worker Salaries

▲8%

▲5%

National Average
AU$45,000

Late-Career
▼1%

▼4%

Skills That Affect Child Care / Day Care Worker Salaries


National Average
AU$45,000

Activities for Children
▼5%

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

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