A Child Care / Day Care Worker earns an average wage of AU$21.22 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

AU$23,319 - AU$53,043
AU$23K
AU$40K
AU$53K
MEDIAN: AU$40,120
10%
50%
90%
AU$17.68 - AU$26.03
AU$18
AU$21
AU$26
MEDIAN: AU$21.26
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$54K
Salary AU$23,319 - AU$53,043
Bonus AU$488
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$35,051 - AU$54,135
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 120
Hourly Data AU$0AU$31
Hourly Rate AU$17.68 - AU$26.03
Hourly Tips AU$1.25
Overtime AU$1.50 - AU$31.85
Annual Data AU$0AU$54K
Bonus AU$488
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$35,051 - AU$54,135
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 822

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$43,963

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.

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Key Stats for Child Care / Day Care Worker

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Child Care / Day Care Worker Salaries

▲10%

▲6%

▲6%

National Average
AU$44,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Child Care / Day Care Worker Salaries



National Average
AU$44,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 94%