The average hourly pay for a Child Care / Day Care Worker in Australia is AU$22.16.
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AU$18 - AU$27
AU$125 - AU$15,250
AU$37,816 - AU$56,377
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Job Description for Child Care / Day Care Worker
A child care or day care worker is primarily responsible for watching children as they play and ensuring their safety. For each child under their care, they must make note of what activities the child engaged in on that particular day, what they ate and any other applicable information, such as when the child’s diaper was changed or what time the child received medication. Often, a child care or day care worker helps the children under their care with life skills. They instruct the little ones …Read more
Child Care / Day Care Worker Tasks
- Provide a safe, orderly environment in which children's needs (physical, emotional, social, etc.) are met effectively.
- Maintain appropriate documentation.
- Interact with other adults, including parents and fellow child care workers, on behalf of children.
- Contribute to facility's planning and administration.
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Popular Skills for Child Care / Day Care Worker
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Skills in Childhood Education, Activities for Children, Oral / Verbal Communication, Cleaning and Curriculum Planning are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Child Care / Day Care Worker
An entry-level Child Care / Day Care Worker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$20.58 based on 99 salaries. An early career Child Care / Day Care Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$21.92 based on 427 salaries. A mid-career Child Care / Day Care Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$23.26 based on 171 salaries. An experienced Child Care / Day Care Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$24.29 based on 99 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$25.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Child Care / Day Care Worker in their job title in Brisbane, Queensland earn an average of 3.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Melbourne, Victoria (2.7% more) and Sydney, New South Wales (1.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Gold Coast, Queensland (4.9% less), Adelaide, South Australia (3.5% less) and Perth, Western Australia (1.9% less).
Years of Experience
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