An Entry-Level Childcare Worker earns an average wage of AU$20.89 per hour.

AU$19,245 - AU$50,200
AU$19K
AU$37K
AU$50K
MEDIAN: AU$36,993
10%
50%
90%
AU$18.00 - AU$25.12
AU$18
AU$21
AU$25
MEDIAN: AU$20.90
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$52K
Salary AU$19,245 - AU$50,200
Bonus AU$0.00
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$36,021 - AU$52,232
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 101
Hourly Data AU$0AU$41
Hourly Rate AU$18.00 - AU$25.12
Hourly Tips AU$0.36
Overtime AU$14.45 - AU$41.22
Annual Data AU$0AU$52K
Bonus AU$0.00
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$36,021 - AU$52,232
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,080

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 Difference by Location

National Average: AU$43,200

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

Key Stats for Childcare Worker

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
12%

Skills That Affect Childcare Worker Salaries

▲10%

Childhood Education
▼0%

Activities for Children
▼0%

National Average
AU$43,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 3%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 96%