An Entry-Level Child Care Assistant earns an average wage of AU$20.48 per hour.

AU$31,043 - AU$47,958
AU$31K
AU$40K
AU$48K
MEDIAN: AU$40,129
10%
50%
90%
AU$17.25 - AU$24.56
AU$17
AU$21
AU$25
MEDIAN: AU$20.50
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$50K
Salary AU$31,043 - AU$47,958
Bonus AU$303
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$35,616 - AU$50,894
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 29
Hourly Data AU$0AU$29
Hourly Rate AU$17.25 - AU$24.56
Hourly Tips AU$2.00
Overtime AU$29.50
Annual Data AU$0AU$50K
Bonus AU$303
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$35,616 - AU$50,894
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 414

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.

Child Care Assistant Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$42,551

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

Child Care Assistant Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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

Key Stats for Child Care Assistant

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
81%
5-9 years
7%

Skills That Affect Child Care Assistant Salaries


National Average
AU$43,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 1%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 98%