AU$40,008
Avg. Salary
AU$21.65
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Child Care Assistant is AU$21.65 per hour.

The average pay for a Child Care Assistant is AU$40,008 per year.

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AU$18.69
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MEDIAN AU$21.65
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MEDIAN AU$40,008
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MEDIAN: AU$40,008
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AU$0AU$53K
Salary AU$29,534 - AU$46,682
Bonus AU$400
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$38,375 - AU$53,809
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 18
Hourly Data AU$0AU$28
Hourly Rate AU$18.69 - AU$25.97
Hourly Tips AU$1.21
Overtime AU$28.50
Annual Data AU$0AU$53K
Bonus AU$400
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$38,375 - AU$53,809
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 375

Job Description for Child Care Assistant

Child care assistants provide oversight to children staying in a child care facility. They assist the primary child care teacher, helping promote the curriculum and work directly with children. Each day, these assistants may work individually with specific children or help the group as a whole (depending on the needs of the classroom). They report to the primary childcare teacher and are responsible for adhering to the local, state, and federal laws governing childcare. Typically, a child care assistant works in an indoor classroom environment, although there are often some outdoor activities. The specific duties required on a day-to-day basis vary by employer, size of the class, and different needs of the children. Generally, the child care assistant must help create an environment that promotes healthy growth and leads to positive development.

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Child Care Assistant Tasks
  • Assist child care leads with activities and daily supervision of children.
  • Communicate concerns, problems and needs to supervisor.
  • Clean and organize facility.
  • Prepare and disseminate activity and lesson materials and supplies.

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Pay by Experience Level for Child Care Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Child Care Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Child Care Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$43,000 based on 447 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Child Care Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$46,000 based on 100 salaries. An experienced Child Care Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$47,000 based on 42 salaries. A Child Care Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$47,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: AU$44,879

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

Child Care Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Child Care Assistant?

Child Care Assistant in Brisbane:
Pros: Love working around kids and working with my colleagues.
Cons: Cleaning up the poo and mess the kids make.

Child Care Assistant in Sydney:
"Buzzzz."
Pros: Its very fun and rewarding very full on and it makes the day go fast.
Cons: Watching people sit down in a chair talking all day to each other.

Child Care Assistant in Geelong:
"Stress levels,"
Poor wages for what we are expected to do.

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Key Stats for Child Care Assistant

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
1%

Experience Affects Child Care Assistant Salaries

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▲5%

▲2%

National Average
AU$45,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Child Care Assistant Salaries

National Average
AU$45,000



Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 95%