Average Child Care / Day Care Worker Hourly Pay in Australia

AU$22.16
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AU$491
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The average hourly pay for a Child Care / Day Care Worker in Australia is AU$22.16.
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AU$18.43
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AU$22.16
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AU$27.11
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MEDIAN AU$22.16
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Hourly Rate
AU$18 - AU$27
Bonus
AU$125 - AU$15,250
Total Pay
AU$37,816 - AU$56,377

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Job Description for Child Care / Day Care Worker

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.

Career Paths

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Child Care / Day Care Worker
Childcare Worker
Early Childhood Educator (ECE)
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Child Care / Day Care Worker

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.
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

This data is based on 820 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.1%
Early Career
52.1%
Mid Career
20.9%
Experienced
12.1%
Late Career
2.9%

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