AU$38,673
Avg. Salary
AU$22.16
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Childcare Worker is AU$22.16 per hour.

The average pay for a Childcare Worker is AU$38,673 per year.

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AU$19.16
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AU$22.16
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AU$26.51
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MEDIAN AU$22.16
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AU$19k
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AU$39k
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AU$53k
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MEDIAN AU$38,673
AU$19,247 - AU$53,298
AU$19K
AU$39K
AU$53K
MEDIAN: AU$38,673
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AU$19.16 - AU$26.51
AU$19
AU$22
AU$27
MEDIAN: AU$22.16
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AU$0AU$55K
Salary AU$19,247 - AU$53,298
Bonus AU$500
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$38,081 - AU$55,028
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 106
Hourly Data AU$0AU$38
Hourly Rate AU$19.16 - AU$26.51
Overtime AU$5.11 - AU$38.31
Annual Data AU$0AU$55K
Bonus AU$500
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$38,081 - AU$55,028
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,116

Job Description for Childcare Worker

For a person who enjoys reading Dr. Seuss, playing with Play-doh or creating masterpieces with crayons, a career as a childcare worker may be very enticing. Not many people get to play at work, but that is exactly one of the responsibilities of a childcare worker. They not only play with children but also plan activities that are both enriching and educational. Childcare workers also help children develop good social skills, which are very important to a child’s development. Working in this field is much more than child’s play, however. The safety and well-being of the children they watch are in the hands of the childcare workers. Workers must therefore be vigilant and enthusiastic to keep up with the demands of energetic young children.

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Childcare 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Childcare Worker

Pay by Experience for a Childcare Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Childcare Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$43,000 based on 1,196 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Childcare 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 427 salaries. An experienced Childcare Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$49,000 based on 173 salaries. A Childcare 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$49,000 based on 38 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$45,810

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

Childcare Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Childcare Worker?

Childcare Worker in Gold Coast:
"The payrate is unfair."
Pros: That im surrounded by friends and family
Cons: The pay rate

Childcare Worker in Perth:
Pros: Working with kids and my collages everyday is a great thing. I love teaching and guiding children through play in life.
Cons: Some times I get stuck doing all the paper work in the room.

Childcare Worker in Melbourne:
"Hard work but rewarding."
Pros: Community.
Cons: The stresses of some children and families.

Childcare Worker in Melbourne:
"Education to small children."
Pros: Ilike this job because there is children involved.
Cons: Long working hours, and it usually casual positions.

Childcare Worker in kyabram:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Seeing kids learn and develop.
Cons: Reporting cases of child abuse.

Childcare Worker in Sydney:
"Friendly, cheerful, helpful, etc."
Pros: Work flexibility, stress level, start immediate, etc.
Cons: This is my dream job, moreover, I love to work with children.

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Key Stats for Childcare Worker

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Childcare Worker Salaries

▲6%

▲6%

▲2%

National Average
AU$46,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Childcare Worker Salaries

▲8%


National Average
AU$46,000

Childhood Education
▼3%

Activities for Children
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 3%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 97%