AU$40,757
Avg. Salary
AU$21.96
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Child Care / Day Care Worker is AU$21.96 per hour.

The average pay for a Child Care / Day Care Worker is AU$40,757 per year.

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AU$18.11
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AU$21.96
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AU$26.93
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MEDIAN AU$21.96
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AU$21k
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AU$41k
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AU$55k
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MEDIAN AU$40,757
AU$20,628 - AU$54,650
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MEDIAN: AU$40,757
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MEDIAN: AU$21.96
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AU$0AU$56K
Salary AU$20,628 - AU$54,650
Bonus AU$450
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$36,551 - AU$56,034
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 88
Hourly Data AU$0AU$32
Hourly Rate AU$18.11 - AU$26.93
Hourly Tips AU$0.69
Overtime AU$1.51 - AU$32.85
Annual Data AU$0AU$56K
Bonus AU$450
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$36,551 - AU$56,034
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 732

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.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Child Care / Day Care Worker


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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 706 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$47,000 based on 224 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$48,000 based on 116 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$46,000 based on 23 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$45,428

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
54%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Child Care / Day Care Worker Salaries

▲6%

▲3%

▲2%

National Average
AU$45,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Child Care / Day Care Worker Salaries


National Average
AU$45,000


Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 94%